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EFF supporters chant slogans outside Nelspriut magistrates court where the men accused of kidnapping and murdering Hillary Gardee appeared on May 9 2022. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/THAPELO MOREBUDI
EFF supporters chant slogans outside Nelspriut magistrates court where the men accused of kidnapping and murdering Hillary Gardee appeared on May 9 2022. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/THAPELO MOREBUDI

My condolences to the family and friends of Hillary Gardee. However, her father, former EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, is wrong to blame other victims of crime for their “silence”.

I, for one, was not silent when EFF leader Julius Malema and some supporters threatened physical violence, including rape, against the late journalist Karima Brown, and verbally abused her. 

It is the same EFF, through one of its leaders, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who defended the manhandling of eNCA journalist Nobesuthu Hejana in Plumstead, Cape Town.

I am sorry about Hillary, but the EFF too has blood on its hands for indirectly promoting gender-based violence. It must accept some of the blame. 

Dr Lucas Ntyintyane, Via email

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