JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, was allegedly stopped and surrounded by a squad of police vehicles just off the Grayston drive offramp in Sandton, Johannesburg.
Just survived police harassment at Grayston off-ramp,12 police men pointed me with rifles and forced me out of the car…
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) April 3, 2016
The EFF say the police came out pointing guns at Malema’s car and forced the EFF (CIC) Commander-in-Chief out of his vehicle.
Police say they cannot comment yet as neither Malema nor the EFF have opened a case.
According to EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlovu, Malema got out and the police did nothing, claiming it was a mistake. Malema then forced his way around the police cars, went over the pavement and drove off.
“The EFF takes this as a clear act of intimidation and demonstration that the enemy is following our CIC Julius Malema around. The CIC was from Soweto, attending an EFF Manifesto Launch Preparatory Meeting. We believe that the white unmarked van which stopped him first could have been following and tracking him from Soweto.”
“The regime is turning violent”
The EFF believes the incident is proof the regime is turning violent.
“Now that even the highest courts of the country have given rulings of no confidence in the government of the day due to the relentless, brave and uncompromising fight that the CIC Julius Malema has sustained, the enemy is going for his security, physically seeking to subdue him into fear.”
“The people of South Africa and the world must know that the regime is turning violent. We shall keep them updates on each and every incident, because they must know the conditions we are operating under. We wish to also reiterate that we shall stop at nothing to defend our constitution.”
It says it will do whatever it takes to protect the South African constitution.
“We are prepared to defend it, using whatever revolutionary means possible, we are not scared.”