Johannesburg - The EFF intends to sue the SA Post Office (Sapo) and Communications, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for the brutal murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana in one of its branches.
EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday announced that the party would team up with Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi to institute the lawsuit against Sapo and its political head Ndabeni-Abrahams after consulting Mrwetyana’s family after her funeral, which is scheduled for this weekend.
"We have assembled a legal team to take legal action against the Post Office and the Minister of Communications. This is because the safety of those served by the Post Office is the responsibility of the Post Office and the Minister of Communications,” he said.
Malema said Mrwetyana’s killer was a Sapo employee and had a criminal record.
”A responsible government and employer should have known this. By employing a person with a criminal record the minister and the government were assuming the risk of such an incident happening against any member of the public,” he said.