RADICAL ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION FORUM STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF ITS MEMBERS AS WELL AS POLOKWANE MUNICIPALITY COUNCILLOR PAPAS MAAKAMEDI BY EFF LIMPOPO’S JOSSEY BUTHANE AND HIS HOOLIGANS

The RETF is taken aback by the continuous criminal conduct of Jossey Buthane, who prouds himself as being an untouchable political heavyweight.

The RETF together with SANRAL & Basil Read were just about to finalize their fight to empower local contractors at Fusion Boutique Hotel when one legal delinquent called Jossey stormed the premises uninvited claiming that he wants to break Clifford Mohloana’s legs.

The leadership of RETF led by War Council radical Phenyo spoke him out of such barbaric mentality then he left.

As we were about to start the meeting, security alerted us that one of the councilors is under attack. When radicals left the building, they were confronted by a mob of EFF hooligans who were calling for War Council Radical Mabotja’s blood.

As if that was not enough, Jossey kept on saying he is smelling blood and that he can’t leave until he has made a statement. When members of RETF spoke him out of that mentality, he called his mob of blood hungry hooligans to come help him discipline someone.

When the mob arrived in bakkies and taxis, he then pointed at one radical saying he is very disrespectful and he must be punished.

Without asking questions, the mob just took out pick heads and started assaulting our members.

Two of our members together with the Councillor are currently in ICU at Medi Clinic.

From here, we are going to open a case of attempted murder, theft & pointing of a fire arm.

The RETF will make it their business to ensure that Jossey Buthane faces the full wreath of the law.

Issued by the Chairman’s Office.