- The Economic Freedom Fighters have kicked off their march to Eskom's head office
- The political party is protesting the privatisation of the state-owned entity and load-shedding
- In addition to this, the party is calling for Minister Pravin Gordhan to be fired
The Economic Freedom Fighters have rallied supporters and headed to Eskom's Megawatt Park headquarters.
The political party listed challenging the privatisation of the state-owned entity and denouncing load-shedding as their issues with the power utility.
However, the situation on the ground has demonstrated that calls for Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's removal also play a massive role in the protest.
Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema had kept his promise to disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address over the minister's continued tenure.
The party had released it's reasons for calling for Gordhan's removal, claiming the minister had sunk state-owned entities.
President Cyril Ramaphosa commented on the disruption, but ignored the demands to boot his minister:
"We had to wait for an hour and a half, waiting to start the State of the Nation Address and for me, it was a delay that was imposed not only the Members of Parliament but the people of South Africa. The people of South Africa in their homes and wherever they were waiting to hear the State of the Nation. So, it was most unfortunate as far as I'm concerned that we as Parliamentarians displayed such a disregard for the ordinary people."
The situation at the march seems tense, with clips surfacing of protestors clashing with police.
An account belonging to a supporter called for law enforcement to avoid provoking the situation:
"Can the police not provoke us as we are already angry against the nonsense done by Jamnandas [Pravin's middle name]."
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