Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema on Wednesday
announced that the party would not be going into coalitions with any party.
"There is no deal between the ANC and EFF. There is no
deal between EFF and DA," Malema told reporters in Alexandra.
He said the party leadership had held numerous meetings with
the two parties, but could not agree on certain terms.
Malema said they had put eight conditions on the table, but
that the ANC could not meet them.
"We told them we were prepared to work with them if
they could meet our demands," he said.
The demands included: Taking their votes and using them to
appropriate land without compensation; nationalisation of mines; free education
immediately; removal of the Die Stem from the National anthem; eradication of
e-tolls; no signing of the nuclear deal; and the removal of President Jacob
Zuma as the head of state.
Malema said the ANC had welcomed the input, but had asked
for time to meet its collective.
"On all issues, they were not committed. They said
there was no nuclear deal at the moment and therefore they couldn't discuss an
issue that was not there."
Malema said the DA also could not meet their demands. The DA
had said it did not have powers to expropriate land.
He said they also had asked the DA to support them in
removing Die Stem, and not to change the name of Tshwane.
"There is no deal with the DA," he said.
Despite not going into coalitions, Malema said the party
would however be voting for the IFP in the hung municipalities in
KwaZulu-Natal, Forum for Service Delivery in the North West, and the DA in
Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni.