EFF warns of further Mothutlung protests

The Economic Freedom Fighters has vowed to keep fighting for water and new municipal leadership.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema addresses thousands of Mothutlung residents following violence in the area on 14 January 2014. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN.

MOTHUTLUNG - Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have vowed to take to the streets of Mothutlung near Brits again by Friday if water is not fully restored to all sections of the township.

The EFF's Johnny Mulaudzi says the small North West municipality has not served its residents.

"We are going to tell the speaker of the municipality, the mayor and the MMCs we want them to step down because they have failed us."

Hosia Rahube and Theodore Seema will be laid to rest at the local cemetery this morning.

Along with popular local photographer Mike Tshele, Rahube was allegedly shot and killed by police during protest action on Monday, but authorities have denied any wrongdoing.

Tshele was laid to rest yesterday at a funeral service marred by tensions between EFF and ANC supporters who clashed after the service.

Tempers flared among some residents and ANC supporters over the EFF's politicisation of the event.

Seema died on Wednesday after succumbing to injuries sustained when he fell from a moving police Nyala the day before.

Friends and family members have accused police of pushing him from the van but cops say he fell while trying to escape his arrest.

The Madibeng local municipality has been unavailable for comment but has paid for the funeral services.