BREAKING NEWS: The EFF has confirmed that their first-ever elected mayor, Selloane Motjeane, has resigned from her position of mayor in Metsimaholo municipality in Sasolburg – just three days after taking the job. The situation was explained by party leader Julius Malema during a media briefing today. According to the EFF leader, the party decided to ask Motjeane to step down, because she had earned her mayoral position with votes from the ANC. The political party dramatically withdrew its support for the ruling party last week. Malema has taken a principled position, arguing that the Red Berets do not want a serving mayor who has been supported by the ANC. He said they would much rather go their own way, and if needs be, the party plans to ask the DA to support Motjeane for re-election when the vote is held. But if that fails, Malema will instruct his comrades to vote for the DA’s choice instead. The South African reports the barmy strategy is already turning heads, but the EFF is hellbent on keeping the ANC out of power.
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