Mahikeng - Numerous police officers were deployed at the
entrance to the Moretele local municipal offices in North West on Wednesday as
EFF supporters marched on the premises.
Members of Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters marched
from Makapanstad to the municipal offices and congregated in an open space near
the buildings. They set up a public address system near the entrance.
Several members of the African National Congress milled
around outside the premises after allegedly attending a ward meeting.
Some of the ANC supporters, in yellow T-shirts bearing
President Jacob Zuma's image, peeped through a security wall at the municipal
A municipal fire engine was also parked at the entrance. A
supermarket nearby shut its doors as the protesters began to gather.
On Wednesday morning, several police vehicles, including a
Nyala, were parked near the crowd dressed in EFF red berets and T-shirts. A man
led the singing over the public address system, which was mounted on a bakkie.
"Juju rea le wena (Julius we are going with you),"
the crowd sang.
Malema was expected to address the protesters.