Political drama: EFF accused of physical attack on Vodacom

Political drama: EFF accused of physical attack on Vodacom

- The EFF in Limpopo isn't scared of threats of criminal charges the DA plans to lay against them

- Members of the EFF are accused of attacking Vodacom stores and getting violent with staff, as well as stealing goods

- According to the EFF's Limpopo chairperson, Jossey Buthane, the criminal charges are only a way of the DA to protect friends

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The Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo say they're not phased by the DA's threats of criminal charges.

This comes after the EFF allegedly attacked Vodacom stores over the weekend. Apparently, stores in Makhado and Polokwane were targeted by EFF supporters.

They were protesting against posters of Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu shown at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year awards captioned 'abusers of democracy'.

News24 reports that 3 women were assaulted and goods were stolen during the incidents.

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At least 2 stores suffered under attacks by members of the EFF, many proudly sporting red EFF shirts.

According to a report by Business Insider SA, the assault on the women and the theft was reported by the owner of the Vodacom store at Mall of the North.

However, Jossey Buthane, Limpopo chairperson of the EFF, stated that the threats by the DA and Jacques Smalle to lay charges are just an act to protect friends.

Buthane says the DA's threats are ways for white people to kill the dignity and souls of black people.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Buthane said there were no official instructions by the EFF for members to attack the Vodacom stores.

In all our spheres, from branches to national, [we] have never issued statements that said Vodacom must be attacked ... even though there was an attack by Vodacom to our national leadership. When people are angered by Vodacom, Smalle must not blame the EFF. Not everyone who wears an EFF, ANC, DA, COPE t-shirt is a member of that party. The DA is protecting white monopoly capital.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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