Dead EFF member named |South African News

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Johannesburg - The EFF member who died

after he collapsed outside the North

Gauteng High Court in Pretoria was

identified as Mack Sekantane Dikgale, the

party's Limpopo branch said on Friday.

Dikgale would be buried on 16 March, in

Seshego, Limpopo, it said in a statement.

"Economic Freedom Fighters sends

condolences to his family and friends."

Party supporters had been singing and

chanting on Thursday, carrying placards

with anti-Zuma slogans, when Dikgale

apparently collapsed.

The members had held a rally outside the

court in support of the urgent application

against the Independent Electoral


EFF leader Julius Malema told hundreds of

supporters in red regalia that his party

would finance Dikgale's funeral


"We are going to bury him. His family is

not going to pay a cent. We are taking full

responsibility. We have lost a friend and a

fellow fighter," he said at the time.

The party has taken President Jacob

Zuma, Home Affairs Minister Naledi

Pandor, and the IEC to court.

Political parties are required to pay a

deposit of more than R600 000 - R45 000

per province, and R200 000 to contest the

polls nationally. The EFF is seeking to have

this requirement removed or greatly


Judge Joseph Raulinga reserved his

judgment on the matter.



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