- AfriForum's CEO Kallie Kriel has clapped back at Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi
- This follows Lesufi's call for the NPA to appeal the call to overturn the conviction of the Coligny duo
- Kriel says that Lesufi knows less about law than the 'little' he knows about education
AfriForum CEO Kallie Kriel has lashed out Gauteng Department of Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
This follows the MEC's calls for the National Prosecuting Authority to appeal the decision to overturn the conviction and sentence of the two men accused of killing a teenager over a sunflower in the North West.
This had earned Lesufi a fierce rebuke from Kriel, who had urged him to meet his promises to build new schools instead of attempting to be a 'legal expert':
"While the anti-Afrikaner racist Panyaza Lesufi is still struggling to master his job as MEC for Education (not building the number of schools he promised), he now thinks he is a legal expert. His knowledge of the law seems to be even less than his little knowledge of education."
This reaction had come after Lesufi had alluded to AfriForum being uncaring over the loss of life in the incident:
“That child did not kill himself. Therefore we must not be dictated by racists who believe lives of black children are not important. Here is a child, a 16-year-old, murdered and we must be told no-one must be found guilty, that it was innocent, it happened. It cannot be."
The MEC had been adamant that citizens 'don't mind respecting the law', but warned that when the law is 'meaningless' it will be challenged.
While Lesufi has called on the NPA to appeal the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling the saw the two men let off the hook for the murder, some aren't eager to wait until that happens.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema had also weighed in.
After learning that the two men had managed to change their fate and have their convictions overturned, Malema had vowed to act.
The Red Berets boss had promised that, should the National Prosecuting Authority fail to take actions, the EFF would step in and do it for them.
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