Wilson Chipangura, Guest Correspondent
South Africa’s biggest opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) has strongly condemned fellow opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters for what it has called the incitement of violence and the resultant malicious destruction of property with regards to Clicks stores countrywide.
DA has called on the South Africa Police Services (SAPS) to take immediate action against the ‘radical EFF’.
“We will lay charges of incitement to violence and destruction of property against the EFF and more especially it’s leadership as made public who would welcome rioters at certain malls,” said the DA in a statement published on their website.
The white dominated party said it recognized the upset and anger the Clicks advert has caused to many South Africans but however notes that the EFF’s violent response is unacceptable and SAPS has a duty to act against Julius Malema and others who have made explicit statements inciting EFF members to commit criminal acts.
DA further said the EFF’s call to violence and destruction of property will affect the livelihoods of thousands of Clicks employees who will bear the brunt of this destruction.
“The DA will be submitting evidence of the EFF’s violent behaviour and malicious destruction of property to SAPS and will put pressure on the National Police Commissioner to ensure that Julius Malema and his thugs are not given special treatment,” the statement summed.