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In photos: Rallying for Malema

In photos: Rallying for Malema

Before Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema appears in the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday on charges of fraud, money laundering and racketeering related to a Limpopo roads tender, supporters held a night vigil to rally for their leader. GREG NICOLSON was there.


An EFF supporter dances in the headlights of a car outside Polokwane’s Nirvana Hall. (Greg Nicolson)


About 500 EFF supporters arrived at the vigil. Some listened to speeches from EFF leaders. Others continued to dance, sing and drink in the streets. (Greg Nicolson)


Buses came from across the province. Members expressed their anger with the ANC and claimed the charges against Malema are politically motivated. (Greg Nicolson)


An EFF supporter leaves a bus. Some of those who came to the Polokwane hall said they had to attend work or school the next day after staying up all night. (Greg Nicolson)


EFF supporters sing in front of a TV camera. (Greg Nicolson)


EFF members listen to messages of support for Malema, who himself was not at the event on Monday night. (Greg Nicolson)


“ZUMA ‘Pay back the money’” stickers hold cables in place at the EFF event. (Greg Nicolson)

Main photo: The supporters will march to the Polokwane High Court on Tuesday morning. Security was already being established around the court on Monday evening. (Greg Nicolson)


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