Brackenfell High School. Photo: Alan Winde
Brackenfell High School last year. Photo: Alan Winde

Kuils River Magistrate Court’s has issued a summons to the EFF to pay over R80,000 in damages they caused during their protests in Brackenfell in the Western Cape last year.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it welcomes the summons.  In November 2020, EFF protesters descended on Brackenfell High School, in protest against alleged racism at the school, in connection with a private end-of-school party that was held.

Albert Fritz – DA Western Cape Acting Provincial Leader, said in a statement on Monday afternoon: “We welcome the court’s decision to hold the EFF accountable for their actions. This is not the first time that the EFF has resorted to illegal conduct, and although the DA fully supports people’s right to protest, we condemn the EFF for their violent behaviour and destruction of property while doing so.”