Crowds gather ahead of Malema's Alexandra visit

2015-04-20 16:53
An EFF member holding up a poster against xenophobia walks through Alexandra. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

An EFF member holding up a poster against xenophobia walks through Alexandra. (Thomas Hartleb, News24)

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Johannesburg - A few hundred people gathered near the Women’s Hostel in Alexandra ahead of the arrival of EFF leader Julius Malema who was due to go on a door-to-door campaign against xenophobia.

Before Malema’s arrivals, two groups of EFF members went toyi-toying down the street holding up posters against xenophobic violence.

Earlier, a man got onto the back of a bakkie with a microphone and announced "the commander in chief is in the area" though Malema has yet to be spotted.

"Our enemies is [sic] Pick n Pay, De Beers, not the black man," said the man.

Malema was expected to arrive at 16:00. His visit follows attacks on foreign nationals in the township.

He is likely going to speak from the back of a VW double cab bakkie, the area around which has been marked off with yellow police tape.

On Saturday, Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed in Alexandra and died later in hospital.

Three people were arrested for his murder on Sunday evening and are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  johannesburg  |  politics  |  xenophobia

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