In his famous red-beret, the leader confirmed that his party would not be forming coalitions in contested municipalities, News24 reports.
"This is the start of removing the ANC from power."
Earlier today, the Democratic Alliance confirmed that it would remain "respectfully distant" from the EFF after large differences for now meant the two could not form coalition governments in Johannesburg and Tshwane.
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"We are committed to a longer-term conversation with them and we will have that conversation, but I think there are too many issues to get out of the way between now and the formation of a municipal government."