Mahlobo turns a blind eye to Maine’s “war” comments

Minister of State Security David Mahlobo has turned a blind eye to African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) President Collen Maine’s comments to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Maine said the EFF should be given “war”, following the brawl during the removal of EFF MPs by Parliament’s protection service on last Tuesday.

Maine said “If they want a fight, they must be given war”, and reiterated he meant this literally because the EFF were doing it literally.

This was not the first time Malema and Maine insinuate talks of war through the media.

Last month Malema made comments on a TV Al Jazeera, where he said they will use the “barrel of a gun” to remove the current government, if the upcoming local government elections are rigged.

Maine fired back and said they will call on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to give Malema the war he was calling for.

The ANC then opened a high treason charge against EFF leader, saying they will not take Malema’s comments lightly.

Mahlobo also slammed at Malema saying SA’s law enforcement agencies were pursuing criminal charges against him.

But since Maine’s recent comments on war, Mahlobo and his department have not taken any action to reprimand or condemn the leader, as he did with EFF leader.

On the other side ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has said the ANC “distances itself from Maine’s comments.

By Senzile Kubheka

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