In the 2016 local government elections, NO political party emerged with an absolute majority in the Tshwane, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Ekurhuleni Metros.
- In terms of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, a municipal council must meet within 14 days after the municipal election and elect a speaker
- In the case of the Nelson Mandela, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metro where no political party has won an absolute majority, either the ANC or the DA can lobby a smaller party to form a coalition of 50% plus 1 government
- Three year old EFF, as the third largest party in these metro polls, has the balance of power to decide which of the two will govern the hung metros
Who would be the better coalition partner for the EFF?
The EFF conducted a twitter poll where the majority of respondents in EFF’s twitter poll favour a coalition with the DA
Some social media users seem amused by the fact that President Jacob Zuma could NOT convince his Nkandla neighbours to vote for his party
While others excessed concern with the propossed coalitions