EFF leader Julius Malema was expected to address the event.
EFF supporters, wearing red t-shirts and berets, were singing: “This is Malema, we will pray for him, we will kneel and pray for him. [Umalema lo somthandazela, shaya idolo phansi somthandazela].”
They were carrying placards saying: “Julius please help us, it is 21 years living in an informal settlement,” and “No better life, no water, no electricity, no house, prison is what we get.”
Police were monitoring the Sinaba Stadium.