This is a formal apology from myself, Luvuyo Menziwa, the SRC deputy president, to Busisiwe [Beje], the Perdeby journalist who was attacked by a number of EFF members during a meeting when the EFF was supposed to have launched a branch at the Groenkloof campus where her phone was forcefully taken and a recording was deleted due to miscommunication and misunderstanding. I understand that as deputy president of the SRC it is within my duties to ensure that students feel represented and safe around me, therefore I should have acted better as I was in the same venue with Busisiwe and the EFF members during that meeting. I therefore take full responsibility on behalf of the SRC and apologise for the inappropriate behaviour and misconduct of the EFF members. As a member of the EFF, I apologise on behalf of the EFF as we’ll be considering the fact that the EFF condemns any form of discrimination, abuse and victimisation against women. Therefore, we would like to say we are sorry and guarantee that such behaviour and misconduct won’t take place again. Please consider accepting my apology.
SRC deputy president