Kaya News Reporter
The EFF staged a march to Phoenix on Thursday “against racist Indians.”
The #EFFinPhoenix to demand justice for victims of the #PhoenixMassacre: this is where over 30 innocent African people were slaughtered in their own country, in a state celebrated Indian Anti-African orgy of violence! Their sin: being African! #JusticeForPhoenixMassacre pic.twitter.com/Zazdombvl7
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) August 5, 2021
This after 36 people lost their lives at the hands of community members who claimed to be “protecting” their communities against looters.
Phemelo Motene broke down the severity of the situation on Point of View:
Listen to EFF Secretary-General, Marshall Dlamini, speaking to Phemelo Motene about the EFF staged march to Phoenix:
Police Minister Bheki Cele said investigations have revealed that 30 people were shot, two burnt, one person was stabbed, another run over, and two were assaulted to death.
According to Cele police have also confiscated 152 firearms from private security companies, and 112 illegal firearms from residents in Phoenix.
Twenty-two people have been arrested thus far on charges ranging from murder to attempted murder, illegal firearm possession, and assault.
The DA’s John Steenhuisen has made attempts to stop the planned march in Phoenix, citing the EFF’s attempts to further polarise racial divides in the area.
Steenhuisen has written to the South African Human Rights Commission in KZN to intervene and stop the march.
“The EFF thrives on racial division, and so it is very much in the party’s interest to fan the flames of localised incidents of racial tension where they exist. This is the very last thing the traumatised communities of Phoenix need right now,” Steenhuisen wrote in the letter.
Imagine taking advice from your enemy on how you must fight them; including black sellouts. An attack on any fighter in #phoenix is an attack on all of us in South Africa and we will respond accordingly. #EFFinPhoenix pic.twitter.com/cAWrZHWMfG
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) August 5, 2021
[VIDEO 🎥]: We have taken over the streets of Phoenix today because our people cannot breathe and continue to be murdered by these racist Indians emboldened by this murderous government of the ANC. #EFFinPhoenix pic.twitter.com/SDtkg9DT7J
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 5, 2021
Speaking to Kaya Drive’s Sizwe Dhlomo, EFF CIC Julius Malema said the party will not rest until justice is served.