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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) commander in chief, Julius Malema has called upon South Africans to join the EFF in shutting down Tshwane.
Malema was speaking at a press briefing at the EFF headquarters in Braamfontein earlier today. He called on South Africans of all creeds and colours to unite in massive protest action in Tshwane on November 2, to defend South Africa’s democracy against state capture and strengthen the call for free education.
Malema said the EFF intends to shut down businesses in Tshwane for the day as the party works towards securing a list of demands.
The first demand that the party intends to make is that the South African government must provide free quality education at higher education level from 2017 onwards.
“Jacob Zuma must immediately step down as President and Head of State in South Africa as well as Shaun Abrahams‚ the NDPP of Zuma‚ must immediately step down from the National Prosecutions Authority,” said Malema.
Finally, the party will demand that the Guptas be disconnected from all state related contracts and must immediately leave South Africa.
Commenting on the current Fees Must Fall protests, Malema said he guarantees that the EFF would continue providing logistical, political, moral and legal support to student activists around the country.
“The only reaction the ANC is willing to give towards the conversation of free education is violent suppression,” he said about President Zuma setting up a task team which consists mainly of the security cluster.
During the briefing Malema announced that he was aware of the police outside the offices to serve him summons for things he had said in Mangaung in 2014.
“They are charging me with the attempt to hide their own inequities.”
— EFF Official Account (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 13, 2016