EFF calls for DA member to step down after racist ‘monkey’ post

Cape Town — The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape has called for the Speaker of Cederberg Municipality, John Hayes, to step down with immediate effect for his racist tweet, associating the party’s members with monkeys. The tweet was posted during the EFF’s national shutdown on March 20. Hayes — a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) —... Read more → The post EFF calls for DA member to step down after racist ‘monkey’ post appeared first on African Insider.

EFF calls for DA member to step down after racist ‘monkey’ post

Cape Town — The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape has called for the Speaker of Cederberg Municipality, John Hayes, to step down with immediate effect for his racist tweet, associating the party’s members with monkeys.

The tweet was posted during the EFF’s national shutdown on March 20.

Hayes — a member of the Democratic Alliance (DA) — tweeted a picture with two monkeys stealing hub caps off of a car and captioned it “be careful, the EFF strike has started”.

The caption at the bottom of the image reads, “looting trend in SA”.

The EFF said it was not surprised by the “hardcore racism” from the DA member.

“We are not surprised because this is exactly what the DA-led administration thinks of black people in the Western Cape. Hayes could not hold back his disgusting racism, but decides to spew it in public with an intention to provoke black people and cause psychological harm to those people who participated in the peaceful march.

His conduct has provoked all black residents across the Western Cape, causing crimen injuria in a deliberate attempt to undermine the dignity of black people as race, and for this reason we call on the Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde to fire Hayes with immediate effect for racism cannot be tolerated.”

Read the full statement here:

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