Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters supporters sang as they waited to be registered for their national assembly in Soweto on Friday night.
Over a hundred people wearing the EFF signature red beret sang songs ridiculing the African National Congress and its leaders.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is seen at the protest movement's launch on Thursday, 11 July 2013. The EFF was different to other African National Congress breakaway parties, the expelled ANC Youth League president said at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg."We are not like Agang [SA] and all of them... We have a completely different plan."
This plan included the non-negotiable principles of land expropriation and nationalisation of mines, both without compensation. The EFF sought to move away from a discourse of reconciliation to one of justice, Malema said. The EFF would hold a conference in Soweto on July 26 and 27 to work out its policies and manifesto. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA
As the registration process dragged on, EFF delegates left the Uncle Tom's Hall in Orlando West to find a beer or two. They walked around with beer bottles, chatting and singing.
EFF leader Julius Malema was scheduled to address the national assembly at 6pm but by 8.50pm there was no sign of him.
Supporter Kenny Kunene arrived at the venue earlier. - Sapa