EFF to take legal action against Post Office after Mrwetyana murder

By Doug Mattushek - 05 September 2019Views : 336

The Economic Freedom Fighters are putting together a legal team to take the Post Office to court following Uyinene Mrwetyana's murder.

The UCT student was murdered in Clareinch Post Office by one of its employees, contributing to the wave of protests against gender-based violence sweeping Cape Town.

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Now, the EFF revealed during a press conference that the party will take legal action against the Post Office and the minister of communication. EFF leader Julius Malema revealed that a legal team will be headed by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Malema is taking the Post Office to task, saying that they should have known about his past. According to reports, the alleged killer had a previous criminal conviction and faced a rape charge, which was later withdrawn.

The former ANC Youth League leader then went on to berate the government for not introduging "radical changes" with regards to violence against women.

"The government is reluctant to deal with the issue of gender-based violence because it has not introduced radical changes when it comes to dealing with matters of gender-based violence, from reporting to investigation to prosecution and ultimately the matters being heard by the judiciary and judges," said Malema.