Malema leads EFF march to SABC

Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters supporters began marching to the SABC on Tuesday with thousands of people making their way down Empire Road.

Five police cars led the march with a sea of red berets behind.

EFF leader Julius Malema. File photo: Jason Boud. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Placards were hoisted high in the air as supporters sang and danced.

Marshalls struggled to contain marchers. Both sides of Empire Road were occupied by marchers, causing a traffic jam.

The march is in protest against the public broadcaster refusing to air the party's election commercial. The SABC claims the advert, which features the slogan “destroy e-tolls physically”, incites violence.

EFF leader Julius Malema walked in front, wearing a red EFF T-shirt, black trousers, red shoes and a red EFF beret.

People watched through the windows of office parks as the marchers passed by. - Sapa