University gates shut to Malema

2013-07-27 00:00

THE gates of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Doornfontein campus, where Julius Malema had planned to address students yesterday, were locked when his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrived.

The group did not have permission to hold a meeting.

EFF Gauteng co-ordinator Lufuno Gogoro said students had invited Malema to speak about his political platform. The meeting was advertised for 3 pm yesterday. But the gates were locked shortly before that and the EFF members who were still outside were not given access.

Students in ANC T-shirts were on the other side of the gates, toyi-toyiing in an apparent bid to derail the EFF event.

EFF member Kenny Kunene said the event was cancelled because of the action by ANC supporters. He insisted the EFF had permission to meet on campus.

However, UJ spokesperson Herman Esterhuizen said the EFF event was not scheduled, adding that it takes around eight weeks to process permission for events on campus.

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