- EFF leader Julius Malema and Secretary General Godrich Gardee visited the family of the late Jabu Baloyi
- Baloyi was allegedly shot and killed for trying to stop the selling of drugs
- It is believed that the taxi driver’s death sparked the waves of recent xenophobic attacks across Gauteng
Briefly.co.za reported extensively on the xenophobic attacks that rocked Gauteng over the past week.
EFF leader Julius Malema condemned the attacks on foreigners as per a previous report.
Now the EFF leader paid a visit to the family of the man who allegedly inspired the acts of retaliation.
Juju and EFF Secretary General Godrich Gardee visited the family of the late Jabu Baloyi.
Baloyi was the taxi driver who was allegedly shot and killed after taking a stand against the sale of drugs in the CBD.
The EFF paid their respects to the family and shared a photo via Twitter on Tuesday.
The post has already gone viral, but Briefly.co.za noted that it garnered a mixed reaction from the public.
Many were critical of the EFF for their timing and also questioned the motive behind the visit.
PrinceMuzila (@muzila_prince) commented, “Pressure from the media after people asking why EFF not saying anything about Jabu Baloyi but quicker to protect the people who killed him.”
Brentie Boy (@BrentieBoy8) added, “Only after Twitter Outcry! These twitter trend politicians have no backbone.”
Thibos (@ThibosAfrika) said, “You are just OPPORTUNISTS. Jabu got buried on the 1st of Sep 2019. Why now?”
Cornelis Möller (@coris1985) responded, “This is heartbreak. Well done for visiting them. Can the EFF not start a fund to help families like these?”
KGOTSO (@KGOTSO91291065) added, “Thank you very much leadership that's all we were asking for and now personally am happy because you are the only party I rely on. We shall continue to be on your side.”
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