Police minister BhekiCele visited the family of the late Mthokozisi Ntumba who passed away after he was shot by the police during the Wits protest when he was coming out of the clinic in Braamfontein.
When he visited the family, the Economic Freedom Party reports that Cele promised the family that the ANC will cover the funeral costs, but when they decided to follow up on his promise, Cele asked the family if they do not have a funeral policy. The EFF has thus decided to pay for all the funeral costs as it is obvious that the ANC has no intention to pay for the burial, regardless of Cele’s pledge.
This had made Mzansi angry, as people say that the ANC has never been good in keeping their promises. The public says that majority of politicians keep making unrealistic promises and never live up to their word. Some have been throwing insults at the police minister, saying that he is exactly the same as his police officers, unsympathetic and ruthless.
Some are defending the police minister, saying that he never asked them about a policy but his spokesperson who was responsible to communticate with the family is the one who asked the family if they had no policy to bury Mthokozisi Ntumba.
Whatever the case, at least the EFF will cover the funeral costs and the family will be able to bury their loved one in dignity.
[MUST WATCH]: CIC @Julius_S_Malema says Bheki Cele visited the home of Mthokozisi Ntumba and promised many things, when the family followed up, the were told many things and asked many questions.
The EFF will assist with the burial of Mthokozisi Ntumba who was killed by SAPS. pic.twitter.com/4WUjjou7hA
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) March 14, 2021