Kaya 959 Reporter
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Leader Julius Malema has confirmed today that the party has requested its mayor in Metsimaholo Local Municipality in the Free State to resign with immediate effect.
Mayor-elect, councillor Selloane Motjoane, became the party’s first ever mayor in party’s 8 year history.
She had only occupied her position for 3 days.
Motjoane, who is the EFF’s regional secretary in the Fezile Dabi District, was on Monday elected the executive mayor of the troubled municipality in Sasolburg during its inaugural council setting.
Malema outlined in a media briefing which was held at the Winnie Mandela headquarters.
“We had a meeting now with the mayor of Metsimaholo and councillors, and asked the mayor to resign with immediate effect because she became a mayor through the vote of the ANC. We don’t vote with the ANC. Anywhere when the ANC votes for us, we should not accept that,” Malema said at a briefing.
Malema said the party would be setting itself up for failure if it accepted the offer by ANC which was based on local dynamics.
“Our numbers don’t allow us to work the way we want to work there and in the absence of that agreement with the ANC, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Why should we allow ourselves to fail before we start? You can see that thing is going to fail because it is not based on anything but local dynamics and arrangements outside the national leadership’s guidance,” Malema said.
He also added that Motjoane, was more than thrilled to resign as she had began receiving to requests from ANC members who put her into power that were illegal and corrupt.
“Already after the elections ANC people are demanding certain illegal things from her,” he said.