DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone says the party will protect the country against a "Gucci revolutionary group of fascist thugs", taking a clear gibe at EFF leader Julius Malema.
Mazzone was one of the key speakers who delivered opening speeches at the DA's virtual elective congress which started on Saturday.
The party has accused Malema of inciting violence by using inflammatory language after he posted a picture of a machine gun in the wake of unrest in Senekal in the Free State where farm manager, Brendin Horner was killed.
"Under our leadership, no Gucci revolutionary group of fascists thugs will be allowed to terrorise our country. We have laid criminal charges against the EFF for incitement of violence, we have reported their hatred and racist remarks to the Human Rights Commission and we have used every avenue available in Parliament to hold them to account," she said.
Mazzone has also opened a crimen injuria case against Malema and EFF MP Nazier Paulsen.
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