Taking on the African National Congress in its latest battle, the EFF spokesperson Mr. Ndlozi Mbuyiseni slammed the “regime” for denying student leader Dlamini bail just because he is black.
The fighter said that convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was quickly granted R10 000 bail by the North Gauteng High Court last year but the same courtesy was not extended to Mcebo. This he said, shows that the “regime” are scared of those who preach ideas more than murderers.
He tweeted on Wednesday:
“Tell me, didn’t Oscar Pistorius get bail? Mcebo Dlamini denied bail? Why? The regime fears those who preach ideas even more than murderous (sic).”
Moving forward, he lambasted the ANC for the student leader’s politically-motivated arrest. He described the ruling party’s leadership as a bunch of incompetent leaders plotting the downfall of a young man fighting for free education of other students.
Ndlozi’s reaction follows Mcebo’s failure to secure bail on Wednesday after he was arrested at his residence in the early hours of Sunday.
Aside Dlamini, who is currently facing charges of public violence, theft, malicious damage to property and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, no fewer than 500 student activists have been arresting in the long-running protests.
On Wednesday, another student activist, who doubles as EFFSC national spokesperson Naledi Chirwa was arrested by police at around 5.00 am. She was, however, granted bail at R,1000 after she appeared before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
Notably, Chirwa, a 23-year-old mother of one was one of #RememberKhwezi protesters. Her case was scheduled to be heard in January 2017.
The EFF national leadership has been vocal since the ongoing protests took the violent path. The red block vowed to continue to provide “legal and logistical support” to students because their demands are genuine.
According to EFF, free education is attainable and must be realized even if it means shutting down the whole country.