Carol Paton Editor at Large

How will the relationship between the EFF and the ANC change after the election? The answer will determine the next five years. Neither party knows yet how this will pan out. But one thing is clear from all the polls: the EFF is on the rise and the ANC is on the decline. To a limited extent at least, the ANC is going to need a partner. PODCAST | All hail Kingmaker Malema! SUBSCRIBE: | Pocket Casts | | Apple Podcasts Both parties have clearly given the future some thought. Julius Malema has said on many occasions, the EFF’s Sunday rally being the most recent, that the party will be in government after May 8. He also says President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered both him and Floyd Shivambu a cabinet post. Though Ramaphosa’s office has denied this, as Malema pointed out Ramaphosa himself has not.Malema said he declined. It was way too early to play all his cards. In any event, a cabinet seat or two would be of little benefit to Malema. It would constrain him, for little ...

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