Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Julius Malema - Picture: Gallo  Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has introduced a twist to the South African political landscape.In an interview with eNCA’s CheckPoint‚ Malema said the decline in support for the African National Congress (ANC) would continue in the next provincial and national elections‚ which take place in 2019.He envisions that then‚ just like what happened after the August local government elections‚ the EFF would have the deciding vote of who will run government at a national and provincial level.Instead of giving the vote to the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ as the party did in the Johannesburg and Tshwane metros‚ Malema had a new proposal.“My imagination of 2019 is such that the ANC goes below 50%‚ the EFF increases to 9% or 10%. The ANC needs the EFF‚ the DA needs the EFF. The first offer I am going to give to the ANC is the merger. The EFF and the ANC must come together and we collapse the name ANC. We close Luthuli House...

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