* Editor's note: In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly stated that the EFF had changed its stance on President Jacob Zuma. This is not the case. We apologise for the error.
JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party’s highest decision-making structure met on Monday night to discuss possible coalition partners, but appeared to have changed its tune on teaming up with the ANC in certain municipalities.
The EFF holds the balance of power in most hung councils.
Soon after its strong showing at the polls, the EFF announced that the ANC should forget about being brought back to power through a coalition.
Pressed on this position before going into the party's crucial meeting, EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said, "We've been in meetings with our worst enemies, white monopoly capital in London, in South Africa, including multi-nationals.
"Because you've got to be able to tell your peers what you think of them, to their faces. And that's important for them to respect you, for them to know that you are not grandstanding," said Ndlozi.
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