- The Economic Freedom Fighters stated that they are willing to help the family of slain Wits protest bystander Mthokozisi Ntumba
- EFF leader Julius Malema visited Ntumba's home where he addressed the media and mentioned the party's plans
- The EFF is also planning to go to the Constitutional Court to declare the usage of rubber bullets unconstitutional
The Economic Freedom Fighters say they will be assisting Mthokozisi Ntumba's family with his burial. EFF leader Julius Malema visited the home of Ntumba recently where he addressed supporters
Malema not only stated that the party would help with Ntumba's funeral but that the EFF would be going to the Constitutional Court to declare the usage of rubber bullets as unconstitutional. Malema also spoke about Police Minister Bheki Cele's visit with the family.
South Africans shared differing responses to Malema's speech in the replies section under the videos shared on Twitter by the EFF.
Take a look at the EFF's video below:
Below are just a few of the responses left under the video:
"They also deny students a free education and then march with them."
"It's becoming a norm though that people get killed by cops and the Sheriff is always the first to visit the affected family..."
@BlackEx74328444 tweeted in response:
"But listen here bafethu, nothing but the truth."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on Police Minister Bheki Cele's visit with Ntumba's family. Cele has called the death of the 35-year-old Wits bystander and father of three "inexcusable" and "unacceptable".
Cele was heard telling this to journalists after he visited the man's family at their Kempton Park home yesterday. He also said that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) will need cooperation from everyone involved in the case, including Ntumba's family.
The 35-year-old was married with three children, the youngest child being under one year old, and had just completed his Master's degree while working at the Department of Human Settlements when he was gunned down by a rubber bullet allegedly shot by police officers trying to disperse the crowd of protestors outside of the Wits medical centre.
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