Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), hosted an event in Mamelodi East, at the University of Pretoria, on Saturday morning to commemorate the life of ANC member, Solomon Mahlangu.
The event took place from 10:30 till late in the afternoon that day. Members of this party invited Mamelodi residents to attend the event, pamphlets were handed to everyone as an invitation, every one was invited to attend the event for free. It is confirmed that the EFF Leader Julius Malema was present to deliver his speech.
Earlier in the week, the Mahlangu family took the EFF to court to prevent them using his name, but the court sided with the EFF and said they could.
When an EFF member was asked if he thought it was right to go against the families wish, the EFF member declined to comment. However, EFF political activist, Obakeng Ramabodu said that, “We are here to commemorate the life and history of the late Solomon Mahlangu and to make people aware that he does not belong to a certain party but represents everyone”.
The event was successfully held by the EFF that day.
By: Fortunate Machaba