Julius Malema calls for arrest of teen implicated in Thoriso murder, slams father

Julius Malema calls for arrest of teen implicated in Thoriso murder, slams father

- The EFF leader also criticsed the suspect's father for allegedly hiding him

- This comes after a video surfaced of the suspect bragging that his father would protect him

- The boy is one of 6 suspects arrested for the murder

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Julius Malema has called for the father of the teenager suspected of murdering 27-year-old Thoriso Themane.

The EFF leader accused the father, who is a police officer, of obstructing the ends of justice by sheltering his son.

This follows a video of the suspecting going viral, in which he brags about his influential cop father.

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Malema's comments come after SAPS's General Khehla John Sitole publically condemned the murder, as well as the video of the suspect.

In the clip, the teenager says he is untouchable because of his powerful parent. 

Sitole said that no one was above the law - not even the family members of senior police officials.

The teenager in question is reportedly the child of a retired police officer. He is one of five suspects involved in the murder, all of whom are set to appear at the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Allegedly, the retired officer said that his son admitted to kicking Themane multiple times during the incident. Additionally, the father has said that, according to the son, they assaulted Themane after he stole a phone belonging to one of their friends.

The father added that this was the first time his son had broken the law.

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Several people online cheered Malema for slamming the suspect's father, but others came to the retired warrant officer's defence. They argued that the father had not committed any crimes and so should not be punished.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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