A number of civil society groups concerned by the EFF’s attack on the Zondo commission

A number of civil society groups concerned by the EFF’s attack on the Zondo commission

A joint statement was released yesterday by a number of civil society organisations, condemning the attacks of the EFF against the Zondo State Capture Commission of Inquiry, EWN reports.

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The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Freedom Under Law, Section 27, the Helen Suzman Foundation, Corruption Watch and Johannesburg Against Injustice released a joint statement regarding the matter.

According to the statement it says that the claims which are not supported by evidence which Malema has made shows that there is an agenda that reaches beyond the Zondo commission, and that the protest action which has threatened harm and suggests racism and hate speech can affect the constitutional democracy of South Africa.

According to the civil organisations the EFF’s statements could prevent possible witnesses from testifying, and cause harm to those who have already testified. They say that the actions of the EFF suggest that the party wants to shut down the work of the commission.

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Last week when the EFF protested outside the commission Malema made negative comments about the Deputy Chief Justice Zondo and the advocate who is leading the evidence of the commission, and also threatened that lives could be lost.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported on Malema's threats to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan when he testified at the commission. He accused Gordhan of corruption and said that his daughter was involved in tender irregularities. It was at this time that he made his "loss of life" comment.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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