Although the AUP is no longer in this election; we did sign the code of conduct and we are still a registered political party. All parties including the EFF and the ANC signed that pledge and promised to uphold to its principles. So despite our party not running in this election because we have protested against the issue of the security deposit which is one of the highest in the world; we will continue to campaign for members as well as to keep to our promise to report any racailly motivated violence in this country - whther it be black against white or zulu against xhosa- we shall not keep quiet.
EFF attacks construction worker
Last week it came to my attention during a protest outside the high court in pretoria that the EFF attcked a white construction worker currently residing in the East Rand who goes by the name of " David" - He was beaten up by a group of EFF memebers who were hanging up election posters in Pretoria. He came away with his life but he was badly bruised. The AUP has seen mobile phone footage of the incident and has interviewed one witness ( who at this point shallbe unamed) - as well as David himself. According to David he was minding his own busienss when accosted by the group who began by engaging him verbally. They asked him who is he going to vote for...to which he replied that e wasnt registered to vote and even if he was he wouldnt vote for anyone.... the group took exception saying and referred to his race. They then were joined by someone from outside the oup who then began hitting David. All of this was recorded on mobile phone by our witness.
I asked David why he didnt report it to the police ... to which he said... " they would do nothing anyway... !" Plus he is a working man and doesnt have the time to take off work . He is just thankful he is a live and wants to put the incident behind him.
The fact is however that he was attacked and it was recorded and the EFF did so without justification. The AUP woulds like to see the IEC investigate this matter forthwith so that something can be done about these kind of people attacking innocent civilians.
President of the Africa Unite Party
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