The Operation Dudula group gathered on Sunday 20 March to protest illegal migrants and drugs. Under the #PutSouthAfricanFirst movement, dozens took to the streets in Diepkloof Soweto, to take a stand in order to “restore law and order”.
While under heavy police presence, many frustrated residents marched down the streets in Zone 5 with the intent of amplifying calls for undocumented foreign nationals to be dealt with, gathering at several crime hotspots, scrapyards, suspected drug dens, and illegal occupations.
It is said that residents requested the intervention of Operation Dudula as they were affected by several issues.
If I can be honest… EFF is not fit to run this Country, neither one of the municipalities in SA. We only here to serve Julias Malema. As a ground force member I support #OperationDudula coz I knw how it feels to see a black child being destroyed by drug.#PutSouthAficansFirst
— EFF member (@Ceeemza) March 23, 2022
Some tell Ramaphosa that we are tired of his PHD speeches, via #operationdudula ordinary South Africans are taking a stand, we won't be deterred by anything, even the foreigner pleasing EFF and it's overhyped political leaders.
I support individuals like Nhlanhla lux
— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExceI102) March 21, 2022
7 South Africans women were brutally killed by Zimbabwean immigrant in Limpopo, EFF never accompanied the families of those victims to court, but today EFF is accompanying an alleged drug lord to open a case against #OperationDudula community activist,angithi niyambona uMalema.😞
— 🇿🇦🔗Secure SA Borders 🔗🇿🇦 (@majiya_sqhamo) March 23, 2022
— 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐚𝐤𝐠𝐚𝐝𝐢 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐫 🇿 (@Rakgadi_EM) March 23, 2022
According to Operation Dudula national secretary – Zandile Dabula residents said that Bakgomana Primary School was severely affected as it had been turned into an informal settlement, which made school lessons impossible.
“There are people who have been illegally occupying that school, they have been installing shacks and we need them to leave that place”, said Dabula.
Recently the EFF has moved to take Operation Dudula to court for harassment of one of its members – 59-year-old Victor Ramerafe.
Ramerafe said that he came home to find a large crowd of people chanting struggle songs. He said that they broke down burglar bars to gain entry and they ordered him to open so that they could search for drugs.
EFF national spokesperson – Sinawo Tambo said that they would visit Ramerafe to assist him with legal action against the leader of Operation Dudula – Nhlanhla “Lux” Dlamini, whom Victor accused of threatening, poking, and roughing him up in an attempt to get him to disclose where he allegedly stashed his drugs.
Nhlanhla has however dismissed the accusation as rubbish.
“It’s fine, he can do whatever he wants if he will be able to live with the consequences because this operation has a video that plays.
We have got a video of that operation. We have watched it a lot of times and there is no one who broke into his house. The window burglar was already opened when we got there.
He claims that I assaulted him, for whatever political reason, he must continue. He will realize that he is being used politically by his political people. We have a video, but I want them to first lie and put this poor man and his EFF into trouble.