Maimane was on the campaign trail in Tembisa on Tuesday, accompanied by the party’s premier candidate, Solly Msimanga.
His visit to the area came a day after President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC officials held different election campaigns in the province.
Speaking at Ehlanzeni Hostel, Maimane said while the EFF had helped the DA dislodge the ANC in key metros, he would not allow his party to be bullied by the “red berets” in order to secure EFF support should the need to form a coalition provincial government arise.
“We are not in government for government. We are in government for the people.