CAPE TOWN High level clouds. Mild.

MIN13
MAX18
7 day
  • Sunday 13-16°c Morning clouds. Cool. Morning clouds. Cool.
    Monday 12-16°c Sunny. Cool. Sunny. Cool.
    Tuesday 12-18°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Wednesday 12-15°c Numerous showers. Decreasing cloudiness. Cool. Numerous showers. Decreasing cloudiness. Cool.
    Thursday 11-15°c High level clouds. Cool. High level clouds. Cool.
    Friday 11-19°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

EFF: March will be militant but peaceful

2014-04-29 12:15
Johannesburg - The planned EFF march to the SABC in Johannesburg on Tuesday will be robust and militant, but peaceful, the party said.

"The EFF is very peaceful," spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told reporters.

"The only violent people are the ANC who have killed people in Mothutlung, Relela and Marikana."

Hundreds of supporters started to gather at Pieter Roos Park in Parktown ahead of the planned march.

Members wearing red berets sang and danced as they waited for more buses to bring in supporters.

They were singing "Si zo votela uMalema" (we will vote for Malema) and "Malema is going, make way for him".

A placard at the march read: "SABC belongs to Zuma and ANC - let's go burn it," while another said: "The secrecy bill is not yet signed so why hide our EFF advert - aluta continua [the struggle continues]."

The march is in protest over the public broadcaster refusing to air the party's election commercial.

‘No stones thrown at gantries’

The SABC claims the advert, which features the slogan "destroy e-tolls physically", incites violence.

The matter was taken to the Independent Communications Authority of SA which ruled in favour of the broadcaster.

Ndlozi said it was the SABC's constitutional duty to air the Economic Freedom Fighters' advert and take the party's message to voters.

He maintained the advert was not inciting violence.

"The advert has been out but no member has thrown stones at the gantries," he said.

He called on the broadcaster to serve the interests of the public and not the "elite of Luthuli House", the ANC head office.

Johannesburg Metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said traffic would be affected around Auckland Park due to the march.

"The march will start on the corner of Empire and Victoria roads and proceed in a westerly direction on Empire towards the SABC," he said. 


Download the app by visiting one of these app stores.

  
- SAPA
Read more on: eff  |  sabc  |  johannesburg  |  politics  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
'Remember those who died for freedom' - Zuma

People should remember those who fought and died for South Africa’s freedom when they vote next week, President Jacob Zuma said.

'I am fed up, but I'm going to vote for the ANC until I die'

Cyril Ramaphosa insists his party is still the hope of the people.

We will sting Zuma like a bee - Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has hit back at insults flung at him by President Jacob Zuma, saying that he has the ability to "sting like a bee".

Selfies, hugs and promises as Holomisa urges PE residents to vote ANC out

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has gone on a pre-election charm offensive in Nelson Mandela Bay, urging residents to "teach the ANC a lesson at the polls" and "vote them out".

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
45 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |