A comprehensive warning has been immediately issued to the government and the pro- Zuma supporters for April 12. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Monday warned pro-Zuma activists not to attempt disrupting a mega protest, incorporating numerous opposition political parties, scheduled for Pretoria this week.
“We are going to get the letter of approval for the protest which we are going to publish. All the formalities have been met. We are not going to play those games they tried to play with Save South Africa,” Malema said while addressing a joint media briefing in Pretoria, flanked by top officials of other opposition parties.
“All those people who intimidate people and threaten violence, this is a peaceful march, but we are not scared of anyone like that. No one is going to take away our right to protest peacefully, in a violent manner. The SA Police Service does nothing because it is also captured. We don’t want that.”
Malema said supporters of President Jacob Zuma must be careful not to interfere with the protest.
“Let them organise their own events if they want to. If they want to organise Zuma’s birthday, let them organise it there. Not anywhere close to where we are marching. Here [in Pretoria] we have met the requirements to be here. We are not going to be bullied by anyone, not even those in that uniform from PEP Store which they wear at Luthuli House. Not that so-called Youth League will scare us. Nothing like that,” Malema charged.