CAIPHUS KGOSANA: Why the EFF is happy with Herman Mashaba as Joburg mayor
'Mashaba dances to their tune. When the EFF demanded the insourcing of security guards and other workers, Mashaba implemented this almost immediately'
There is growing unhappiness in the DA about this arrangement. Some members are quietly calling for a withdrawal from all metros governed through this shadow coalition with the EFF. The argument is that unlike Cape Town, where it has an outright majority, the DA is not really in power in the two other metros and defers too much to the EFF. That means it cannot effectively implement its own policies, making governing difficult.