DA calls SAPS to act against the EFF
DA Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield said he is laying charges against Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters.
The DA’s MP said it condemns the EFF’s incitement of violence and the destruction to property with regards to the Clicks stores nationwide and calls on the SAPS to take immediate action.
“We recognize the anger the Clicks advert has caused to many South Africans. However, the EFF’s violent response is not acceptable and the SAPS must act against Julius Malema and other individuals who have made statements inciting EFF members to commit criminal acts,” said Andrew.
The EFF claims to represent the interests of the marginalized and economically excluded, the destruction of stores will only mean South Africans who have already been left vulnerable due to the lockdown, will be put under further financial strain should they lose their jobs if the clicks shops have to be closed permanently.
The DA said it will be submitting evidence of the EFF’s violent destruction of property to SAPS. And will put pressure on the National Police Commissioner to ensure that Julius Malema and his “thugs” are not given special treatment.”
The DA said they will also be writing to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole, to ask what steps they will be taking against the EFF.