EFF leader, Julius Malema’s Twitter account was suspended after he was found to have violated its policies on Tuesday.
Malema has posted on Twitter continuously concerning the riots and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. He also recently wrote to President Ramaphosa, seeking clarity on the deployment of the SA National Defense Force and questioned their deployment and threatened that EFF supporters would be on the streets if the SANDF was sent out to patrol the streets.
“No soldiers on our streets! Otherwise, we are joining. All fighters must be ready… they won’t kill us all. We need a political solution to a political problem, not soldiers. #NoToSoldiers,” Malema tweeted on July 12, which he also pinned to the top of his Twitter account.
The DA said that they were intending to lay criminal charges against both Malema and former president Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, as well as his sons Edward and Duduzane for inciting violence through social media.
“For his part, Julius Malema threatened on Twitter to join the anarchy on the streets if the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is deployed and likened the deployment to a declaration of war against civilians instead of an attempt to maintain law and order.”
“The lack of action on the part of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to act against those who use their platforms to incite violence, looting and anarchy are alarming. The Zumas and Malema must be prosecuted without fear or favour.” | DA statement.
Malema’s Twitter account was suspended from sending direct messages to his followers. He is also prohibited from tweeting, retweeting, following accounts and liking posts.
These limitations were applicable for 12 hours.
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