Malema was expected to address the crowd on various issues including his party’s up-coming economic freedom march and the students protests that took place in some parts of the country last week.
About 3000 presidents braved the scorching heat and gathered at the venue near local clinic of this informal settlement. Many other people brought along their various drinks to the rally, while EFF officials provided several two litres of soft drinks to the elderly and kids, who were seated near the truck, to quench their thirst.
There are those who climbed on to the roofs of their shacks far away from the gathering, hoping to catch a glimpse of Malema and proceedings.
EFF’s Johannesburg secretary, Silumko Mabona, told the crowds Malema was on his way to the venue. Some of them reacted with jubilation while others showed signs of impatience.
The sounds of music of struggle songs kept the people busy as they danced and moved around the venue.
The crowd screamed and cheered Malema up when he arrived.