Mapaila: Pro-Zuma protesters who threatened me outside my home won't succeed
A group of demonstrators gathered outside the home of South African Communist Party (SACP)'s Solly Mapaila on Tuesday, hurling abuse and threats.
Mapaila says a group of people arrived in a kombi with placards, chanting pro-Zuma slogans, intimidating his family.
The second deputy general-secretary says no amount of intimidation will stop him from calling President Jacob Zuma to account.
They came here so that I can stop criticising President Zuma.Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary
These intimidation tactics won't succeed.Solly Mapaila, SACP deputy general-secretary
Mapaila says the SACP has opened a case with police and have applied for a restraining order.
In April, the SACP revealed footage which showed a suspected gunman attempt to assassinate Mapaila at the annual Chris Hani wreath-laying ceremony where he was also heckled by ANC supporters.
According to Mapaila, Gupta-owned TV channel ANN7 were the first reporters to arrive on the scene and were given a heads up about the protest outside his home.
On Monday, EFF leader Julius Malema warned the SACP to increase Mapaila's security detail.
@SACP1921 Solly Mapaila is the only one the old man is worried about because the rest he managed 2 manipulate them & they are scared like little kids.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) May 29, 2017
Mapaila says the SACP has taken steps to increase their security measures.
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