- Former Banyana Banyana Captain Portia Modise is taking exception to the way Banyana Banyana are not afforded equal respect as Bafana Bafana
- The EFF has championed their cause and helped Modise communicate her message using the EFF's social media platforms
- A lot of people are behind her but some people are divided over how the message is being delivered
Former Banyana Banyana Captain Portia Modise took the stage with the Economic Freedom Fighters who are championing the fight for Banyana Banyana to get equal treatment.
Modise was particularly upset that Bafana Bafana funerals are afforded far more respect that those of Banyana Banyana players.
A video was shared by the EFF on Twitter of Modise arguing her point:
"Former Banyana Banyana Captain Portia Modise speaking about the unfair treatment the National Women’s team receives. Even when Banyana Banyana players bury each other, they are not afforded the same respect as Bafana Bafana. #EFFBanyanaPicket"
South Africa was divided on the issue, or more to the point how the issue was delivered:
"The silence of Bafana Bafana on this issue speaks a volume. Seems like they don’t see anything wrong with it. Not everything is politics, they must also show support."
"Their silence in not loud anymore because we know they do it for money and to appease their masters. We truly don't have each other's back, until you one day find yourself in the same position."
"This is too deep, we speak women empowerment but fail to recognize women footballer. This is totally inaccessible."
"First, she claimed to be better than Gabuza, now it's BafanaFace with rolling eyes...can she fight her cause without disrespecting others?.. Any case good luck to her."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Democratic Alliance has called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to take action against Julius Malema and charge him with 'incitement to commit violence against members of the South African Police Service and their families'.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the official opposition party commented that:
"The Minister’s condemnation of Malema’s comments ring hollow if not followed by decisive action. Strong and decisive action must follow in order to reassure our men and women in blue and their families that their Minister is on their side not the side of the EFF and their leader. It has been more than 48 hours since Malema issued his threat and the Minister has done nothing."
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