DASO to file HRC complaint against EFF after Tuks Violence

Issued by DA Media –
28 Sep 2023 in Press Statements

Note to editors: Please find Soundbites by Liam Jacobs in English here, and Afrikaans here

Today, 28 September, the Democratic Alliance Student Organisation (DASO) Leader, Liam Jacobs will file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission (HRC), against members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and – Student Command (EFFSC).

Following the disqualification of their SRC candidates, the EFFSC illegally protested around the Hatfield campus of the University of Pretoria (UP) alongside the EFF.

EFF’s Regional Chairperson, Obakeng Ramabodu, told students that “only black students” can enter the campus. There is also video evidence of students being harassed and threatened on the basis of their skin colour.

We cannot stand by and allow students’ constitutional right to education be violated with such vulgar acts of racism and violence.

Members of the media are hereby invited to attend the event as per the details below:

Venue: SAHRC offices, 27 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein

Date: 28 September 2023

Time: 13:00