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Emotions run high as EFF laments the plight of women in SA after Hillary Gardee’s murder

EFF DSG Poppy Poppy Mailola breaks down in tears as she addressed mourners outside the Gardee home. Picture: Vusi Adonis/IOL

EFF DSG Poppy Poppy Mailola breaks down in tears as she addressed mourners outside the Gardee home. Picture: Vusi Adonis/IOL

Published May 7, 2022

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Mbombela - EFF deputy secretary-general Poppy Mailola alongside Mbombela Mayor and leaders from various social justice groups led a women's march through the streets to murdered Hillary Gardee’s family home.

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Once they had arrived at the Gardee home, Mailola spoke passionately about how women in South Africa spend their daily existence in fear, while highlighting her lack of confidence in the South African justice system.

“We are even scared just to go buy bread or airtime because we know that should anything happen to us, nothing is going to happen to criminals in South Africa,” she said.

Visibly emotional, Mailola held nothing back. She spoke about how women felt under siege, going as far as to say that the system is “f***ed up“ and that the country, too was ”f**ckd up“

Earlier in the week family spokesperson Sinawo Thambo also expressed his lack of faith in the police.

Mailola was speaking ahead of Hillary Gardee’s funeral which will take place in Mbombela.

Video: Oupa Mokoena/African News Agency (ANA)

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