Nhlanhla Mabaso10 February 2024 | 7:58

EFF manifesto launch to go ahead without glitch, eThekwini metro cops confirm

EFF manifesto launch to go ahead without glitch, eThekwini metro cops confirm

FILE: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema at the red berets’ picket outside the Israeli Embassy in support of Palestine’s freedom from Israel on Monday, 23 October 2023. Picture: Katlego Jiyane/Eyewitness News

DURBAN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) manifesto launch will go on without a glitch.

This is the word from the eThekwini Metropolitan Police Department, adding that measures are in place to manage crowds expected to attend the event.

Thousands of the red berets are expected to attend the launch on Saturday, with party leader Julius Malema expected to deliver the vision for the country should it be voted into power.


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Malema has described Saturday’s event as a plan for the next five  years.

This comes as political parties are attempting to woo voters through these manifestos ahead of the general elections.

The EFF said everything is above board on its side, as it expects party supporters to descend on Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium.

With thousands set to gather at the stadium, metro police in eThekwini said they've deployed around 58 officers around the stadium for traffic control.

Metro spokesperson Boysie Zungu said, “On Wednesday, we had a meeting with all law enforcement within the district of eThekwini. We’ve agreed that all police stations will conduct road blocks within their area of patrols.”

Zungu also says eThekwini Metro Police will manage traffic flow on the major highways.

“We also agreed that Road Traffic Inspectorate and metro police will increase deployment on freeways and highways.”

Malema is expected to take to the podium at 12 on Saturday afternoon.