Police rain on EFF's motorcade

2013-08-10 13:16
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. (File, Sapa)

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had to abandon its motorcade in Johannesburg on Saturday after it was told it did not have permission to gather.

"We have been told that we don't have permission to gather here and to leave the place," EFF Gauteng spokesperson Patrick Sindane said.

"This is a public place and we need no permission."

About 50 red beret-clad EFF members had gathered at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newton.

The motorcade, which would have driven from the Johannesburg CBD to Soweto, was part of a drive to take the EFF to the people.

Sindane accused the Johannesburg metro police department of being government agents who were used to intimidate members of the EFF.

Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar could not confirm whether the motorcade was stopped because the EFF did not have permission to gather.

Read more on:    eff  |  johannesburg

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Mkhwebane makes her mark

2016-10-23 00:00

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.