On Tuesday night, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters opted to picket at Paul Kruger Square in Pretoria after court proceedings calling for the Public Protector’s State Capture Report to be released.
It was an exciting day in court as South Africans witnessed some of the best legal minds in the country arguing their reasons for intervention in call for the report to be released.
President Zuma and Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des Van Rooyen, had called for an urgent interdict to stop the report from being released.
During court proceedings EFF supporters marched outside the North Gauteng High Court calling for tertiary education fees to fall and Zuma to resign.
After court proceedings, they immediately picketed at Paul Kruger Square where they sang, danced and spend the whole night.
Fighters will be continuing their picket on Wednesday morning in what they are calling: “A day of action.”
DRUM spoke to EFF supporters who were picketing in the evening.
Councilor Isaac Skhosana from eMakhazeni Municipality traveled all the way from Mpumalanga to protest for President Zuma to resign from office.
“We will not leave until the day Zuma resigns,” he says. “I have spent all the money I have booking accommodation in Pretoria to make sure that I can stay here as long as possible.”
Accompanying him is Councilor Ntombi Motaung who has a list of complaints about the challenges she is facing having assumed the position of councilor in Thembisile Hani, Ward 11 in Kwamhlanga, Mpumalanga.
“Everything is about politics. If we, as the opposition, try to deal with service delivery issues, the ANC will not listen to us because they want to prove that they are still in control,” she says.
“It’s difficult trying to fulfill your promises to the people but we are working hard to ensure that people will get land and we will improve their living conditions.”
Fellow EFF members, Terrance McCurru, travelled from the Western Cape to picket in Pretoria because he believes Zuma’s resignation is imminent.
“We have been waiting for this day since the EFF was formed,” he says. “It’s only a matter of time and I’m going to be right here in Pretoria on the day Zuma exits the Union Buildings.”