Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters' rally not only kicked off with a bang inside the Orlando Stadium but outside, hundreds of supporters and entrepreneurs from the area used the opportunity to make a quick buck.
At every corner, vendors stood on the pavement selling merchandise which ranged from the famous red berets to lanyards, caps, hats, blankets and flags.
Businessman Mpumi Ngwenya said berets and t-shirts were selling out fast ahead of the May 8 elections adding he would have to stock more merchandise in the next coming days.
Ngwenya added that although he would was outside making money, he wouldn't miss the address by the commander-in-chief Julius Malema.
EFF supporter and father of two Pathu Kahameli brought his young daughters to the stadium Vhuthela, 8 and Vhuthu 5.