By Kaya 959 News
It’s back to business on Twitter for Julius Malema after his account was temporarily suspended for more than 10 hours.
He was suspended on Tuesday for violating the social media platform’s rules.
It is believed that Malema was cited over tweets in which he slammed the deployment of the SANDF. Malema tweeted that if soldiers were deployed, the EFF would join what is happening on the ground.
The EFF leader is tweeting again after Twitter restored his account.
I'm back, and please help me find our Gogo. Already dispatched the legal team to look for her at the police stations this morning. 😢 pic.twitter.com/HUicu0BNEF
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) July 14, 2021
DA files criminal complaint
The DA has opened a criminal complaint against Malema.
DA leader John Steenhuisen said they will also lay criminal charges against Jacob Zuma’s children; Duduzane and Duduzile for their tweets.
Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach said in the period leading up to the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma, as well as after his imprisonment, his children on various occasions took to the press and social media to express comments which appear to encourage and incite the violence and looting that has destabilised Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal and which is spreading to other parts of the country.
“For his part, Julius Malema threatened on Twitter to join the anarchy on the streets if the SANDF is deployed and likened the deployment to a declaration of war against civilians instead of an attempt to maintain law and order,” she said.
Breytenbach said the lack of action on the part of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to act against those who use their platforms to incite violence, looting and anarchy are alarming.
“The Zumas and Malema must be prosecuted without fear or favour,” she said.
EFF national communications manager, Sixo Gcilishe, slammed the media for “obsessing over the EFF”
“The media needs to stop obsessing over the EFF and insist on getting a plan and direction from instigators of this mess, which is the leadership of the country and ANC. We are here because of them and their egos. The media must not just show what’s happening but get us answers,” she said.
The media needs to stop obsessing over the EFF and insist on getting a plan and direction from instigators of this mess, which is the leadership of the country and ANC.
We are here because of them and their egos.
The media must not just show what's happening but get us answers.
— Sixo Gcilishe (@SixoGcilishe) July 14, 2021