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By Dimakatso Modipa

EFF members outside the Atteridgeville magistrate court
EFF members outside the Atteridgeville magistrate court

The case of two men who allegedly vandalised and removed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) posters in Atteridgeville, Tshwane has been postponed to 9 May 2024.

Atteridgeville Magistrates Court presiding officer Leonard Muller postponed the case so that one of the accused in the matter would secure legal representation.

The accused, Kamogelo Mokoena and Mpho Zondo, who are both 19 years old, were arrested last week after allegedly being caught removing EFF election posters in Atteridgeville.

They have been charged with contravening the provisions of the Electoral Act.

The men’s arrest comes ahead of the 29 May general elections with the Independent Electoral Commission reiterating its call for electoral tolerance and avoidance of election thuggery among parties contesting the polls.

EFF Tshwane Regional leader Obakeng Ramabodu told the media that they as a party were eager to understand and hear what the court’s view would be regarding such criminal acts.

“We as the party continue to experience vandalism on our posters, particularly in Tshwane areas that are dominated by Afrikaaners who disagree with the EFF at places like Waterkloof and Queenswood,” said Ramabodu.

He said he doesn’t know what is painful with their posters to those who disagree with them politically.

“The setting up of EFF election posters is the personal sacrifice, effort and hard work by dedicated members of the party who don’t take money into their own pockets but invest it in the election campaign,” lamented Ramabodu.

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