The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed criminal charges against Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, Edward Zuma, Duduzane Zuma and EFF leader Julius Malema, claiming they were “intent on inciting violence.”
DA shadow minister for Justice and Correctional Services, Glynnis Breytenbach, has accused the Zuma siblings and Malema of instigating violence, saying that comments they posted on social media were equally inflammatory and reckless.
“Especially since Zuma-Sambudla and Malema each have millions of Twitter followers who could interpret these words literally,” said Breytenbach.
She said the matter is now in the hands of the police and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), who are expected to hold the Zumas and Malema accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
“Law enforcement authorities have a responsibility to pursue criminality without fear or favour in order to set an example that all South Africans are equal before the law and that all criminal offences will be punished,” Breytenbach added.