Weakened ANC will give in to EFF


It is very easy to dismiss the Economic Freedom Fighters’ violent protests as just a crude attempt to catch votes with a made-up militant stance.

Remember that the municipal elections are just a year away. The EFF did extremely well in 2016, helping unseat the ANC – at least for a while – in Johannesburg and Tshwane while delivering a bloody nose in other municipalities such as Polokwane. To improve on its consistent growth in the national elections in 2014 and 2019, it needs to maintain a public profile – and a militant one at that...

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