EFF group holds night vigil for Malema
Pretoria - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members gathered outside the Presbyterian Church in Pretoria on Sunday night to hold a night vigil ahead of party leader Julius Malema’s appearance in the Pretoria High Court on Monday.
Members gathered on Schoeman Street voicing their unrelenting support for Malema no matter what happened.
The supporters came clad in their red attire and some even came prepared with blankets to cover themselves for protection against the chilly weather.
Member Godney Sedibeng from Atteridgeville said they were determined to stay until court proceedings began in the morning.
“We are tired of Zuma and his constant battle to try to get to Julius. It won’t work and we will stand by him no matter what,” he said.
The EFF’s Gauteng provincial spokesman, Ntobeng Ntobeng, said they expected 2 000 members for the night vigil.
Ntobeng said the vigil comes after the realisation that the South African Revenue Service had been turned into a political weapon by the ruling party in its bid to collapse the EFF in Parliament.
“We are doing this to show them that come what may tomorrow (today) we are ready for war. This sequestration case has nothing to do with tax. It is a direct attack on our commander-in-chief. It is politically motivated and a sign of war for the people who are in favour of the Freedom Charter,” he said.
Malema will appear in connection with the tax charges brought by Sars.