- Marshall Dlamini, the EFF member who slapped warrant officer Johan Carstens, said he would never apologise for his actions
- He made the comments while speaking at a memorial for a DUT student who was reportedly killed by security during protests
- Dlamini added that Carstens was "overzealous" and said the EFF would never "succumb to racists"
The EFF member who slapped a policeman outside Parliament during SONA claims that he "sorted out" the "racist clown".
Marshall Dlamini was caught on camera hitting Johan Carstens in the face. The video caused a major stir on social media.
Dlamini said that he will never apologise for the incident.
Dlamini was speaking at the Durban University of Technology during a memorial service for a student who was reportedly killed by security personnel during protests.
The slain student, Mlungisi Madonsela, was a member of DUT's EFF Student Command.
He added that the EFF would not be told what to do by anyone. He also slammed the ANC, saying the party had lied to South Africans and that it had sold the public out.
Dlamini accused Carstens of being "overzealous" and "racist", asserting that the EFF would never give in to bigots. After the slap took place, the EFF released statement in which they alleged that Carsten was attempting to assassinate Julius Malema.
The party leader said the slap was done in self-defence. Additionally, he took to Twitter to tell EFF supporters not to explain themselves, claiming " you can't explain the revolutionary act to counter-revolution."
As a result of Dlamini's assault, charges have been opened over the incident. Additionally, the DA has taken the issue up with the parliamentary ethics committee.
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