- Naledi Chirwa has taken action against a social media account identifying itself as the Sonke Public Forum
- The user had shared the EFF politician's contact details on social media, urging citizens to make her life unpleasant
- In response to this call, Chirwa has opened a case against this body which aims to address human rights
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Naledi Chirwa has opted to take action against a group dubbing itself the Sonke Public Forum.
The group had taken to social media to share the Economic Freedom Fighter politician's email address and cellphone number, encouraging people to 'make her stay in the country unbearable'.
Shortly after this post went viral, the group explained why it had opted to take this questionable approach:
"If the EFF can openly hate white and Indian South Africans, why should we be abused for doing the same to illegal foreigners?"
Chirwa commented shortly after opening a case with the South African Police Service that:
"I’ve opened a case against SPF following their vile tweets calling for violence against me. I think I must put it on record that I’ve run out of tolerance for any form of abuse and afrophobic attacks I’ve been experiencing since 2019. It must end. It will end."
The group itself seems unimpressed and as determined as ever to continue it's tirade:
"No amount of intimidation or threats will silence us from speaking against illegal foreigners, whether in parliament, government, corporate or public. The EFF commissars have met their match."
The group claims to be a public forum aimed at addressing human rights and 'pleas of our citizens:
"SPF is a public forum and we are here to address the human rights and pleas of our citizens. We are an alternative and we are here to serve our people."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Economic Freedom Fighter leadership, including Julius Malema, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Veronica Mente, have come to Naledi Chirwa's defence.
This comes after an anonymous social media account threatened to release an exposé on the EFF MP's 'Malawian' family. Chirwa has been honest about her heritage for nearly a decade, confirming her nationality back in 2013:
"Dad from Malawi, mom from Zimbabwe, and I'm South African... But this was supposed to be picture-perfect."
Malema responded to the account's attempt to call Chirwa into question, commenting that:
“Mxm, sies. Naledi Chirwa is us, and we will defend her with everything. Pillay, are [you] South African wena?”
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