Malema outlines conditions for coalition government

Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has set forth conditions for forming a coalition with the African National Congress (ANC).

A former ANC youth leader, Malema expressed willingness to collaborate with his former party. His primary demand is the expropriation of white-owned land without compensation, which he described as a “cardinal principle” for the EFF, emphasizing it as a non-negotiable issue in any discussions with the ANC.

“There are certain fundamental things which are deal breakers,” he said.

Despite their differences, Malema believes the ANC is the most suitable partner for the EFF. “If there is one party we can work with, it’s the ANC because when the ANC is comprised, they are not arrogant, you can work with them,” he said.

The EFF lost its third-place position in the recent election to former President Jacob Zuma’s new party, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK). Malema acknowledged MK’s performance as “commendable” and “decisive.”

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