The EFF has threatened legal action against the SA Post Office and the minister of communications following the rape and murder of a University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana.
Party leader Julius Malema said that the Post Office should have known that the man accused of rape and murder of Mrwetyana had previous charges against him.
“The killer of Uyinene was an employee of the Post Office and it is alleged that he had a criminal record and a history of murder,” said Malema.
“A responsible government and employer should have known this. By employing a person with a criminal record, the minister and the government were assuming the risk of such an incident happening against any member of the public.”
A man accused of Mrwetyana’s rape and murder has been arrested and has reportedly confessed to the crimes.
He is said to have lured her to the Post Office in Cape Town long after it had closed and on her arrival, hit her on the head with a scale.
The man’s house has since been burnt to ashes by the angry community.
Malema said that they have taken a decision to go after the Post Office and the minister because the safety of people who visit the establishment lies with them.
“We have assembled a legal team to take legal action on the Post Office and the minister of communication,” he said.
“This is because the safety of those who are serviced by the Post Office is the responsibility of the Post Office and the minister of communication.”
He said the EFF legal team, led by advocate Thembeka Ngcukaitobi, will make contact with Mrwetyana’s family.