EFF ‘Shutdown’ – Much ado about nothing

Issued by Solly Malatsi MP – DA National Spokesperson
21 Mar 2023 in News

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The EFF’s “National Shutdown” yesterday was truly much ado about nothing. The mountain clearly gave birth to a mouse.

The DA believes that this was largely due to two factors:

– The EFF’s bark is always bigger than its bite. We have seen far too many times in the past how the EFF claimed to have national influence and the truth is they don’t.

– The DA’s two interdicts against the threats of violence – one by the City of Cape Town and the other by the DA – prevented the EFF from illegal behaviour yesterday. They knew that the consequences would be too severe to bear.

On Saturday the Gauteng High Court, on the DA’s request, interdicted the EFF from violating the rights of South Africans to work, go to school, and trade, by any means of intimidation, violence, or coercion, on the party’s planned national shutdown on Monday 20 March 2023.

We believe that this interdict was instrumental in strengthening the arm of South Africa’s law enforcement bodies and security services to uphold the law on a “national shutdown”.

The only way to get rid of almost 30 years of ANC mismanagement is not through threats of a “shutdown” or any form of intimidation or violence.

The only way is by voting for a party that can really bring an end to three decades of ANC-rule that has robbed the country and its people and is directly responsible for the misery of millions of South Africans.