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FF Plus welcomes disqualification of 'all whites must be killed' EFF election candidate

2016-07-30 12:41
(Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Cape Town - The FF Plus welcomed the Electoral Court's disqualification of a Tshwane EFF candidate over a Facebook post saying "All white people must be hacked and killed".

"I shudder to think of the statements this man would have uttered as a councillor if he was chosen in this election," said Freedom Front Plus regional leader Philip van Staden on Saturday.

"Political representatives and candidates cannot go around inciting people to murder others and they must be confronted over this," he said.

Ward 7 Economic Freedom Fighters candidate Thabo Mabotja was disqualified over the comments on his Facebook account, by the Electoral Court on Friday.

The court found that he had breached the Electoral Code of Conduct in relation to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, and disqualified him as a candidate. 

Van Staden said racial tension was at boiling point in the country, and irresponsible statements like Mabotja's would increase tension.

The EFF in a statement called on its candidates to respected the code, but claimed the commission had only dealt with the complaint quickly because it involved a threat to white people.

"As an organisation, we have complained about many violations of the Electoral Code of Conduct by the ruling [ANC] party which in some instances involved actual harm to the lives of our members. Yet, nothing, to this day, has been done," the EFF said.



  
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