In a statement on Sunday, DA MP Natasha Mazzone said the tweets were blatant attempts by the EFF to incite further violence and called for Cele to ensure that Malema and Paulsen's “war talk and incitement to commit violence is investigated criminally”.
Mazzone said the DA would lay a charge on Monday against the pair and called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to publicly condemn the EFF.
“In the absence of accountability for the actions and utterances, they [Malema and the EFF] feel increasingly emboldened to say and do what they want. South Africans are sick of it ... It is time that the minister of police and the president of the country make their voices heard. The DA will not rest until this happens,” Mazzone said.
The DA's plan to lay charges comes after Mazzone urged parliament’s ethics committee on Thursday to probe Malema and Paulsen.
She said their behaviour was “deplorable” and that anyone who incites violence and encourages the destruction of property should be apprehended and condemned.
“We cannot allow anyone who stirs up violence among our people to go unchallenged. The DA urges the ethics committee to investigate both Malema and Paulsen’s tweets and conduct. For a party that has thousands of followers on social media, such conduct is highly irresponsible,” she said.
Responding to Mazzone on Twitter, Malema told a follower that it was a waste of time.
“They won't do anything, nothing at all. Waste of ink,” he wrote.