Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
10 May 2022
8:44 am

Hillary Gardee: Dissent now kills people, SA’s democracy ‘under threat’

Marizka Coetzer

The 'general degrading of personal safety in South Africa has spread to the political realm', say Prof Gerard Labuschagne.

Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters

Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members came out in their numbers to support the Gardee family after three murder suspects had been arrested over the weekend. The accused – Sipho Lawrence Mkhatshwa, 39, Phillemon Mhlabunzima Lukhele, 47, and Albert Gama, 52 – made their first appearance in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court yesterday. They will remain behind bars until 9 June when they return to court to face charges including conspiracy to murder, kidnapping, rape, murder, possession of a firearm and defeating the ends of justice. Hillary Gardee's murder case High degree of political violence Hillary Gardee, the daughter of the former...