- EFF's Julius Malema has posted an ominous picture on Twitter with a threatening caption "Oppad"
- The EFF is planning a huge protest outside the Brackenfell High School as racial tensions reach an all-time high
EFF leader Julius Malema has posted an ominous tweet ahead of the scheduled Brackenfell protests for Friday.
It will be a tense situation as political and interest groups gather at the school which has become the epicentre of a racial disaster sparked by a dance.
Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer has confirmed that she will meet EFF officials on the night before the planned protests outside Brackenfell High School.
Attempts are being made to mitigate the effect of the protests on the learners.
“All grade 8 to 11 exams will be rescheduled but the school will remain open and classes for learners will continue,” she said. “I call on Brackenfell residents not to gather at the school with a view to engaging in altercations. Any action that would escalate tensions further will make it harder for law enforcement authorities to do their jobs. Please do not take the law into your own hands,” Schäfer said according to The Sowetan Live.
She said that the school was determined to address the concerns that black parents and pupuls have.
Here is the tweet which Malema posted, a picture of a man who appears to be Malema walking through the veld with a firearm on his back. He simply captioned the pic with the word:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the calm experienced by Brackenfell residents following dramatic events last week was evidently just the silence before the storm.
The Economic Freedom Fighters have mobilised Red Beret members to march in Brackenfell on Friday.
The party had earlier threatened a 'complete shutdown' of the region last week after violence broke out during a peaceful protest.
In other news, the news of the ongoing unrest at a South African school, Brackenfell High School, has become international. A UK publication, The Sun UK, recently reported about the racial issues that the school, as well as the EFF, are currently embroiled in.
According to reports, in an article around the violence that occurred outside of the schoolyard earlier this week when angry parents and EFF began physically fighting after EFF members refused to vacate the area, the publication described the parents as "white thugs".
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