CAPE TOWN- The Democratic Alliance on Thursday announced that they will be reporting the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to the equality court for what they view as hate speech and incitement of violence.

The EFF leader on Tuesday threatened to remove the DA’s Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, should the party not show support for land expropriation without compensation.

The DA has quoted Malema as saying, “[W]e are going to remove a mayor of PE […] [w]e are going for your white man in PE. We are going to cut the throat.”

The DA spokesperson Refiloe Nt’sekhe says the party view these comments amounts to hate speech and incitement of violence in terms of section 10 of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.

Nt’sekhe said, “While these kinds of vile and bigoted statements have come to characterise the EFF and its leader, they have no place in South Africa and only undermines our constitutional democracy,”.

“The fact is that the EFF is willing to sacrifice the delivery of services and hand over NMB to the same corrupt and ineffective ANC the people of Port Elizabeth voted out of power,” said Nt’sekhe

She added, “The EFF’s policy of land reform will not serve those who have been dispossessed of land. Their proposal will mean that all land, no matter who owns it, will be given to the state.”

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