Malema: 'We are going to sleep at FNB Stadium'


EFF leader Julius Malema has given the government a deadline until next week to allow fans back into stadiums.

Malema joined close to 2000 protestors outside the Department of Sports and Recreation in Tshwane on Thursday, to demand the return of fans to stadiums to attend live sporting events.

Local fans have been prohibited from attending live matches at stadia for the past two years due to Covid-19 safety measures.

"So EFF fighters let's not get tired we are here today to demand that if stadiums are not reopened in a week, we are going to the SAFA offices.

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"We are going to try to find our way to the FNB Stadium and sleep inside the stadium and wake up tomorrow and tell them we are still alive," Malema said Malema when addressing the hoards of fans in Pretoria on Thursday.

"Who said stadiums kill people?

"There was a rally that was held in Limpopo, many activities were held in Limpopo and there was no report after the rally of an increase in Covid-19 cases in Limpopo, there is no report.

"We held a rally in KwaZulu-Natal today and there is no report that says after the EFF left there was an increase.

"That's the only signs we can use, in the absence of that they are lying to us.

"We want our economy opened, we want our small surviving jobs back because we want to feed our families.

"We don’t want the R350 of Cyril Ramaphosa By selling on the streets we are making much more than R350 per day.

"You can't bribe us with R350, we fight to make more than.

"Just open the economy, or else we will show you," Malema added.