Dead EFF member named |South African NewsBy kellychi 04:09 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 Comments
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
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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