Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members are gathering at the Hoërskool Uitsig in Centurion this morning where their leader, Julius Malema is expected to address them as part of Youth Day celebrations.

The party chose the school as the venue, following an incident where a learner wearing EFF regalia was allegedly assaulted by a security guard recently.

Yesterday,  Malema took to Twitter indicating that he will not adhere to the level 3 lockdown restriction announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night and will continue with the party’s programs in preparation for the October municipal elections.

EFF General Secretary Marshall Dlamini says this commemoration is taking place at this school to showcase that they are not scared to be anywhere in the country.

“On a career day, a young man who was wearing EFF regalia showing the aspiration of being an EFF future activist was violently removed from the school by the racist security guard. Because they think they have the authority of where black people must be in this country and dictate our movement, we are here to show them that we are not scared of them.”

Marshall Dlamini speaks to reporter Natasha Phiri: