After issuing an ultimatum to the DA to remove Helen Zille as premier or risk a breakdown of the DA-EFF coalition, the EFF seemed to backtrack on this threat in its response to the DA’s announcement regarding Zille's fate.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday announced that Zille will step down from all her roles in the party which include; Federal Executive, Federal Council and Provincial Council.
She however, remains Western Cape premier.
Zille also apologised unreservedly to South Africans who were offended by her colonialism tweets.
It was reported last week that Malema had issued an ultimatum to the official opposition to remove Zille as premier or risk losing the metros of Tshwane and Joburg, which the DA runs in a coalition with the EFF.
“They must be warned. You will remain with the Western Cape with Johannesburg and Tshwane gone. We don’t want to associate with a party that protects colonialism and apartheid.
Instead, the EFF said: "SA continues to be in a tale of two evils. As a country, we are in a difficult position of having to choose between kleptocracy and colonialists, gangsters and racists. This will continue to be the reality even in 2019 unless we rise above towards a choice of a radical and progressive left movement that will crush both evils."
The EFF went on to stress that it was important to note that it was not in any alliance or coalition with the DA, had any relationship with the party or owed them anything.
“We do not owe them anything in the same way we do not owe anything to the ANC gangsters. Our faith lies in a future without both in government, which can happen in 2019.”