The EFF may consider a coalition with some of its other competitors if it means that the ANC is given the go-ahead in next year’s election.
“The opposition parties must unite to unseat the ANC,” Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, said on Friday.
Earlier this month, the DA announced a coalition with six smaller political parties, but the EFF was not included.
“If the DA had invited us, we would have come on board,” said Malema.
“But we cannot impose ourselves on opposition parties. If they don’t want us, then we will only work with those who want to work with us.”
Although the ANC has been at the helm of the country since 1994, the ruling party’s support may drop to less than 50% next year due to its ongoing lack of service delivery, corruption and the high unemployment rate.
The ANC’s support already started to decline in the last municipal election in 2021.
At this stage, polls indicate that the DA will gain around 16% of the vote in next year’s election.
This while the EFF is expected to obtain 13%.
John Steenhuisen, leader of the DA, said earlier that the proposed Moonshot pact offers opposition parties the very best chance to unseat the ANC, keep the EFF out of positions of power and achieve a majority of 50% plus 1 to form a stable new government to to stand.
Under the Constitution, the National Assembly meets after the election to elect the president. Usually a candidate from the party with the majority in the legislature wins.