Johannesburg – Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)’s secretary-general Godrich Gardee has opened a law firm, the Gardee Godrich Attorneys.
Gardee made the announcement on social media on Monday.
“Goodmorning Africa….we present to you a Pan Africanist Law firm. We do not judge our clients… that is for the courts…we commit to provide quality legal service… without fear, favour or prejudices…,” he tweeted.
Goodmorning Africa….we present to you a Pan Africanist Law firm. We do not judge our clients…that is for the courts…we commit to provide quality legal services.
…without fear, favour or prejudices….#TrustUs #GardeeGodrichAttorneysLoading Contact platforms to follow…. pic.twitter.com/ktnh72WsMG
— Godrich Gardee (@GardeeGodrich) October 11, 2021
Gardee joins the likes of Advocate Dali Mpofu, as a legal eagle who also happens to have an interest in the political fraternity.
Soon after the announcement, twitter was abuzz with tweeps, peers and notably media personnel passing their well-wishes to the politician-turned-lawyer on his new venture.
Your path inspire us black youth. When you left Parliament to pursue these route I thought otherwise. Fast forward your legacy is here with you growing so fast…
— TheBoyNextDoor 😜 (@kwaffs) October 11, 2021
Corporate lawyer, Tumi Sole, also joined in wishing Gadee well.
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) October 11, 2021
However, it was not long before the hashtag ‘Congratulation SG’ drew a sense of humour from the masses and slightly caused confusion as to which SG was actually trending.
Twitter will give u a heart attack I thought Charges against Ace Magashule were dropped😂🤣
Congratulations SG pic.twitter.com/bRKjU2uMup
— Ms lulu (@Miss_Lungi) October 11, 2021
First thing that came to my mind was Ace Magashule when I saw Congratulations SG trending.
Anyway Congratulations SG 😊 pic.twitter.com/djMgrKjaRy
— Black Capital (@BlackMonCapital) October 11, 2021
In August, the EFF leader Julius Malema hailed Gardee for being admitted as a high court attorney, according to TimesLIVE.
He and other members of the party threw a fancy lunch for Gardee, where Malema spoke about his friend’s plan to open a law firm in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.
Malema said at the time that Gardee’s move into law was “strategic”, as it was set to transform the sector.
“We view Commissar Gardee’s involvement in the legal fraternity as a very strategic move because that space is not necessarily transformed,” Malema was quoted as saying.
Picture: Twitter / @GardeeGodrich
Compiled by Reginald Nhlapo