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EFF will vote for Mashaba, says Malema

2016-08-18 15:57

Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema says, despite his party's misgivings, it will still vote for DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba.

"The DA knows what we think of their mayor. We will still give them the vote because Herman, it's a small thing. We are dealing with big issues here, and the big elephant in the room is the ANC. We are not going to be sidetracked by small differences on Herman," he told Iman Rappetti on Power FM on Thursday morning.

This is an about-turn from just less than 24 hours earlier, when he told journalists at a press conference in Alexandra that the EFF had set the DA a condition before voting with the blue wave in the Johannesburg metro council.

Malema had said that, while the EFF "can't choose for the DA", the DA could choose anyone else from its ranks, "but not a self-hating individual like Herman".

At the time, Malema said Mashaba "wants to be more white than white people themselves".

He said Mashaba said poor people could not handle money. "Poor people are black people," Malema said.

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