EFF boycotts multiparty picketing  

2017-08-15 06:01
The EFF Caucus Leader, Bonginkosi Ngiba says they refused to be used by other political parties.

The EFF Caucus Leader, Bonginkosi Ngiba says they refused to be used by other political parties.

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"The DA refused to give us a platform to air our views, which is why we opted to boycott multiparty picketing," - EFF

DERRICK ZINCUME

THE Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillors in eThekwini Municipality said even though they agree with opposition parties that the corruption is rife in the eThekwini Municipality, they won’t allow the Democratic Alliance (DA) to dictate to them.

EFF councillors were supposed to form part of a multiparty picketing event that took place outside the Durban City Hall on Tuesday, August 1, but they did not attend as they accused the DA of refusing to give them a platform.

Speaking to the Fever after the picketing at city hall, EFF Caucus leader Bonginkosi Ngiba said that even though they have realised the municipality is about to collapse, they have to employ their own strategies instead of allowing other political parties to use them.

"They just wanted us to add numbers in the picketing, but we refused even though we agree with them that the city is about to collapse. The DA refused to give us a platform to air our views, which is why we opted to boycott the multiparty picketing. 

The picketing was attended by the Inkatha Freedom party and the DA even though the programme director, the DA councillor, Sthembiso Ngema had said they were expecting independent councillors and the ANC councillors to attend.

Both the IFP and the DA accused the current management of maladministration and corruption.

DA Caucus Leader, Zwakele Mncwango said that it is not true that they excluded the EFF from the programme. "I don't know what he is talking about because we only communicated with their chief whip Tholithemba Mthiyane who promised us that he will only confirm after meeting with his leaders. He did not confirm and only the IFP that confirmed, "he said.

 

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