The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng say they aim to hand over a memorandum of demands to various centres of the criminal justice system as they embark on a women’s only march in Johannesburg on Thursday morning.
The march was due to start at half-past eight.
The party is calling for swift justice in the Palesa Madiba murder case, after the matter was postponed in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to allow the accused to secure legal representation.
The EFF’s provincial chairperson, Mandisa Mashego, says they are questioning why it took the police over two years to find Madiba’s body and almost six years to arrest the person allegedly behind her murder.
“We are sitting with the current case of Palesa Madiba who was brutally murdered six years ago. Murdered, killed, and buried in the yard of the killer. The police couldn’t find the killer, why- because Palesa was a young African female in SA. So we are going to demand justice and hand over a memorandum of demands to those six institutions today (Thursday). Starting with the SAPS, we are going on to the NPA. We are going to the IPID. We are also going to the Public Protector and we are going to the Gender Commission.”
— SAfmRadio ? (@SAfmRadio) August 22, 2019
Are judges EFF members? Are station commanders EFF members? Are SAPS officers & Prosecutors in courts EFF members?@SAfmnews when we raise the crudeness & cruelty of the criminal justice system against Black women, you ask about EFF mysogyny to push a crass narrative, what’s that?
— Mandisa Mashego (@MandisaMashego) August 22, 2019