- The Democratic Alliance has Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi in its sights
- The opposition party has revealed that it has laid criminal charges against the former Red Beret spokesperson
- DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone confirmed that the charges are for inciting violence
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The Democratic Alliance has announced that it will be taking EFF MP Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on.
Chief Whip in Parliament Natasha Mazzone has confirmed that criminal charges have been laid against the former Red Beret spokesperson.
The charges for inciting violence follow Ndlozi singing 'Call the fire brigade, burn these Boers' at a recent protest.
SABC reports that Mazzone also committed to approaching the South African Human Rights Commission. This move will see the Democratic Alliance attempting to have the song declared illegal with Mazzone commenting that:
“I have just furnished laying charges of inciting violence against Dr Ndlozi, Member of Parliament, following his singing of the song talking about calling the fire brigade and setting the boer on fire. We are seeing massive fires erupting in the Free State. It may be concerning that these may be related. We are now going to approach the Human Rights Commission to ensure that singing setting the Boer on fire is also declared [illegal]."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters had taken to the streets of Senekal in protest of damage done to the local Magistrate's Court.
EFF leader Julius Malema had weighed in on farm murders, adamant that the statistics don't back up the claim that farmers are being targeted:
“There is no scientific evidence that white farmers are targeted in South Africa. There is no such thing as farm murder. Murder is murder and must be attended to as such, and a criminal must rot in jail once found guilty. We are going to Senekal to protect our democracy which is under attack by racist and terrorist white farmers.”
Malema insisted that murder rates in rural areas contribute just a small fraction of the overall statistics, rejecting the idea that farmers are specifically targeted. Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, Malema explained that he felt Senekal residents had crossed the line during protests:
“You cannot discharge a firearm in the corridors of the judiciary and threaten the judiciary. We want to show the state that their inability to intervene decisively where white people are concerned is exactly the reason we find ourselves where we are. We are not going to live in fear because white farmers are former generals.”
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