The EFF released the following statement regarding the incident that took place in Port Elizabeth.
The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns in the strongest terms the psychotic white woman who drew out a gun against members of the EFF in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape while they were engaged in a peaceful protest against Clicks. The woman pulled out the firearm after provoking EFF members, and the fact that there has been no outrage at against the branding of a gun against unarmed black people reveals that black life in this country does not matter.
We commend our members for maintaining calm and restraint in a moment where their lives were being threatened. They exhibited the utmost discipline as instructed in the face of provocation, and this proves that the EFF has had no intention of violence throughout the protests
However, we wish to warn all racists and sociopaths that we will no longer practise restraint against their threats and provocations.
EFF Condemns White Woman Who Pulled Out A Gun On EFF Members pic.twitter.com/ZTgPqDxSYd— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) September 9, 2020
We urge all fighters and ground forces to meet any such threats of violence with double the violence and aggression. We cannot allow racists to openly threaten our lives without consequence, especially in a country of hypocrites who continue to condemn non-existent violence from the EFF while ignoring incidents of racists threatening black lives with assassinations and guns.
We wish to communicate to all ground forces and members that if they push you, push them back. If they attack you, hit them back with double the violence.
We call on all our members to operate with the principle of self-defence. Should anyone push you, push them back, should anyone pull a gun on you, beat them until they cannot react in defence of your life.
Let us continue to operate with the principle of peace, but should anyone put their hands on you, help them unite with their ancestors.