Charges laid against EFF's Godrich Gardee for 'threats' against Angus Buchan

Charges laid against EFF's Godrich Gardee for 'threats' against Angus Buchan

Lobby group AfriForum has laid criminal charges at Lyttelton Police Station in Centurion against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) general secretary Godrich Gardee for inciting violence.

Godrich Gardee and James Selfe in court
Photo: Maryke Vermaak

This comes after Gardee recently tweeted that the Loftus Versfeld stadium, where Angus Buchan has organised an event, should be "booby-trapped with limpet mines prior to the event".


In a social media post Evangelist and author, Angus Buchan said Afrikaners and Jews are the only two nations in covenant with God.


In the audio recording about a planned prayer meeting in Pretoria in February of 2020, Buchan said: "Everybody is welcome as always to our meetings, but this time the emphasis will be on the Afrikaner nation, we are going to call out to God remembering that only two nations in the world have ever been in covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They are the Jewish people and the Afrikaans people, that is fact."


The EFF's general secretary then responded:

Godrich Gardee tweet about Angus Buchan

AfriForum's campaign coordinator Ernst van Zyl says they have a social responsibility to respond to such incidents.

"As AfriForum, as a civil rights organisation we have a responsibility to respond to these types of violent tweets or threatening rhetoric."

"Hopefully the law will take its course," adds van Zyl.

Both Buchan and Gardee have since apologised for their comments.


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