- Western Cape Premier Alan Winde visited Brackenfell High School on Tuesday
- Winde told the EFF that it cannot 'disrupt' the community, highlighting that matric students were attempting to write exams amid the drama
- The Premier has made it clear that he wants charges laid against those involved in the chaos that took place on Monday
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has now entered the fray with a visit to Brackenfell High School on Tuesday.
The DA leader of the province has made his feelings over the EFF's protests pretty transparent, commenting during his visit that:
"To the EFF, you may not come and disrupt this community, you need to stay out and keep politics away from the school."
Winde says that he wants charges laid against all those involved in the 'unacceptable' violence at the school on Monday when parents, residents and EFF protestors clashed:
"We have engaged police about what has happened here, we need to see arrests. We have to allow the learner, specifically the matrics, to complete the year."
This comes after the Democratic Alliance demanded that the South African Police Service does their job 'properly' and prevent people from taking the law into their own hands:
"If we are to prevent people taking the law into their own hands, the police must do their job properly. It was the job of SAPS to prevent and disperse the EFF unlawfully gathering outside a school and seeking to infringe on the rights of private citizens."
The opposition party drew the ire of many by referring to the EFF as Nazis in its response to the violence on Monday, commenting that:
"The Nazi's had the brown shirts that went around terrorising minorities. South Africa has the red shirts."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema has posted his response to the chaos that erupted outside of Brackenfell High School on Monday.
Taking to social media, Malema shared pictures and videos of the violence that had been sparked when residence and parents confronted EFF protestors.
In the midst of this, Malema issued a stark warning to the nation, commenting that:
“Wait until we respond, all fools will have an opinion.”
The Economic Freedom Fighters had issued a statement on Monday evening in response to the incident, claiming that the attacks had been 'conducted by armed white racists against EFF members who were protesting peacefully'.
The political party had promised to 'descend on Brackenfell in its entirety' in response to the clash.
The EFF further warned that they had been pushed and were now prepared to push back 'harder':
“They have pushed us, and they must prepare to be pushed back harder. The EFF will communicate the way forward to all of its structures.”
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