- The EFF's secretary general, Gordrich Gardee, has taken to social media to threaten Afriforum
- This comes after they called for the prosecution of party leader Julius Malema
- Mzansi social media users did not receive the threat well
Gardee responded to the organisation by sending out an agitated tweet threatening civil war. It read:
"When a bunch of racist whites with superiority complex decide just to provoke the peace loving African children, they blow hot air as they care less of tranquillity... Land debate makes them run amok... These bunch of white thugs want to trigger a civil race war!"
His sentiments, however, fell on deaf ears and most Mzansi social media users felt that he was overreacting. Twitter user Firepower66 said:
"If he is not guilty it should be fine, the court will rule in his favour and make @afriforum pay costs. So why are you scared?"
"This is not a matter of race we are not a banana republic. We are all equal in terms of the law. Kings, politicians and ordinary people we are equal when it comes to the rule of law. Malema or no Malema the law must take its course. Jails are for us all."
NgwakoMalatji also added his opinion, saying:
"How are they triggering a war. Malema has cases to answer. We should all be equal before the law. Why is Malema getting away with it? I agree with Afriforum on Malema. It was OK when Malema marched with white people demanding Zuma to be jailed."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that AfriForum asked the Pretoria High Court to put the EFF leader, Julius Malema, behind bars for six months and fine the party R500 000 for ignoring a court order, which interdicts the EFF from inciting illegal land invasions. Kallie Kriel, AfriForum’s chief executive officer, said the lobby group will go ahead with its application for contempt of court. In February, AfriForum got a final interdict against Malema, as well as the EFF, to stop the party from motivating citizens to illegally invade land, which was ignored by the EFF.
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