Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema has allegedly been harassed by 12 armed police officers.
The news came in late Sunday evening when Malema tweeted that he had just came out of a predicament with armed police officers near the Grayston off-ramp in Sandton.
“Just survived police harassment at Grayston off-ramp, 12 police men pointed me with rifles and forced me out of the car…” tweeted Malema around 21:23.
According to the EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, Malema was stopped by a white unmarked van and was immediately surrounded by about 10 cars police cars.
“The police then all came out pointing guns at his car and forced him out. The entire intersection at the Grayston Drive offramp was blocked, isolating him from the rest of the traffic,” said Ndlozi.
“The CIC Julius Malema got out and the police all did nothing, claiming it was a mistake. He forced his way around the police cars, driving over the pavements and drove off.”
Ndlozi said that the EFF sees this move as a clear act of intimidation and demonstration that “the enemy is following” Malema around.
Malema was coming from the EFF Manifesto Launch preparatory meeting in Soweto.