Bring Malema back to ANC. We need him: ANCYL

rged as the kingmaker in a number of municipalities, where there was no outright winner. And the three-year-old party appears to have eaten into ANC votes.

Talks to form coalitions in strategic metros have been ongoing between political parties.

The ANC in Gauteng is said to be in talks with the EFF, because that partnership would make governing Tshwane and Johannesburg possible.

It is understood that the ANC Gauteng leadership, led by party chairperson Paul Mashatile, has been talking to Malema, who could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Chiloane said an ANC-EFF coalition was “in the interest of Gauteng’s residents”.

“The enemy is the DA with its white handlers. They will bring back apartheid.”

But one of President Jacob Zuma’s supporters, Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe, called on the ANC not to enter into coalitions that had conditions.

“We cannot be dictated to by the opposition,” Maphatsoe said.

“If our comrades come and tell us that these are the EFF conditions, it means they don’t know what they are doing.”

Maphatsoe was reacting to claims that one of the EFF conditions for a coalition partnership with the ruling party was that Zuma should step down.

“It will never happen,” Maphatsoe declared.

The ANC in Gauteng was due to hold an urgent provincial executive committee meeting today to chart a way forward. The party would also receive a report from its negotiators on coalition talks.