The EFF will not use its voting powers to remove DA mayors Solly Msimanga and Herman Mashaba, even though the party would push ahead and oust Athol Trollip as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor through a no-confidence motion.EFF leader Julius Malema made it clear on Thursday in Johannesburg that the party could not punish Johannesburg mayor Mashaba and Tshwane mayor Msimanga for the DA’s stance on land expropriation without compensation, as the two men did not sit on the DA’s national decision-making body.Trollip is the federal chairman of the DA.Malema said the party had asked for a special sitting on the motion against Trollip on April 6. "Trollip ought to know that his role in the reactionary decision to oppose land expropriation, which seeks to maintain white supremacy, and the indignity of black people, has implications on local municipalities."The EFF had earlier indicated that it would support an ANC candidate of the stature of former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas. Malema said ...

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