Peter Bruce Columnist

Just days before the EFF kicks off its election campaign, potentially damaging splits have struck their opponents, the ANC and DA. First, last weekend former DA leader Helen Zille raised the prospect of a “tax revolt” in a tweet, saying: “I’m waiting to see how many ppl get prosecuted and land in jail for a reasonable amount of time after the Zondo commission. If they do not, just watch me. I will be organising the #TaxRevolt. I have tried the electoral route for years. Voters seem to like voting for corruption.” It sparked an outcry, with DA leader Mmusi Maimane and other DA luminaries rushing to say the party does not support not paying tax. But hang on. After the elections, Zille holds no public office and the DA as it is cannot much longer be her political home. If she struck out on her own I would bet on her getting some traction among the DA base. Maimane is already leaving it behind. With Gwen Ngwenya resigning last week as head of policy and telling Maimane the DA seems to h...

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