The Economic Freedom Fighters in the Western Cape said it would be approaching the police and the South African Human Rights Commission on Tuesday. This follows protests organised by Agriculture MEC Ivan Meyer, where there were allegedly an apartheid flag on display. The EFF said that displaying the flag undermines the law and the injustices suffered in the past. Julius Malema’s infamous party demands that those responsible for waving the flag should be held accountable.
The party is also calling for the arrest of Ivan Meyer. Meyer organised the protest and addressed the crowd. Wandile Kasibe of the EFF said they would lay a formal complaint with police on Tuesday and also turn to the Human Rights Commission for justice. “The court of this country has now outlawed the usage of such an extremely racist symbol and anyone found to be using such a symbol has committed a criminal offence.”
Meanwhile Meyer said he has not seen any apartheid era flags being flown during protests, and added that he will not be intimidated by the EFF. Valerie Bylefeld, one of the protest organisers, has condemned display of the flags, saying it’s not what they stand for. “The very same person who should be arrested here is Mr Malema for inciting these murders on the farmers of South Africa.”