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"They are close to bringing the death penalty back" Zuma loyalist fumes

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Sphithiphithi The Evaluator may never get over what happened to her during the July unrest. The controversial Twitter user was arrested for "instigating" violence which resulted in looting and vandalizing of infrastructure after Zuma was arrested. Sphithiphithi, who is a strong Zuma loyalist, maintains her arrest was unlawful and an infringement of her right to freedom of speech.

On Tuesday, Sphithiphithi took to Twitter to lash out at the ANC for suspending member of Parliament, Mervyn Dirks. Dirks' suspension comes after he demanded that President Cyril Ramaphosa be investigated. Dirks wrote a letter to Scopa Chairperson regarding a leaked audio recording of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The leaked audio reveals how President Ramaphosa violated the PRECCA Act.

It is not Constitutional that the ruling party suspends members for speaking out, Sphithiphithi says. She added that at this pace the ruling party is, they're vert close to bringing back the death penalty to silence every person who's against injustice and inhumanity. "They're vicious animals who are evil. They're very weak and can't MAN UP! 'Mfana ke Mfana' ", Sphithiphithi added.

What is happeningin the ruling party lately is indeed concerning. A guy was arrested for selling Zuma T-shirts, social media monitored, leading to Sphithiphithi being unlawfully arrested and now a MP suspended for holding the President accountable? Is our country becoming like Swaziland where citizens are not allowed to voice their opinion?

Fortunately, with the dawn of democracy in South Africa (1994), the death penalty was abolished on 6 June 1995 by the Constitutional Court. “The court ruled that capital punishment, as provided for under the [then] Criminal Procedure Act, was in conflict with the country's 1994 constitution. But what the current government is doing is similar to the death penalty. They are silencing people, just like in death!

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