Roaring crowd welcomes Malema

2016-04-30 13:13
EFF supporters welcome Julius Malema. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

EFF supporters welcome Julius Malema. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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Johannesburg - Thousands of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) members gave a rousing welcome to their leader, Julius Malema, as he arrived at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday for the launch of his party's election manifesto.

With thunderous roars and arms raised in the air, the crowd greeted the overall-clad Malema as he did a lap around the stadium, pumping his fist in the air.

The near capacity crowd leaned forward to touch Malema's hand, while chanting "Zuma must fall".

Malema was accompanied by a group of men dressed in red berets and army fatigues, as well as other party faithful, as he made his way up to the podium.

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko recently announced that the Hawks would investigate Malema's recent comments that the EFF would remove the government "through the barrel of a gun".

Malema said in an interview with Al Jazeera: "We will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun. Yeah, literally. I mean it literally. We are not scared. We are not going to have a government that disrespects us."

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