Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters who have marched against alleged racism in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, have observed a moment of silence outside the local police station.
They are calling for justice for those who were killed earlier in July in an act believed to be racially motivated. At least 36 people died in the looting, violence and vigilantism that hit the area.
EFF supporters gather for the march:
SABC News reporter Vusi Khumalo has been reporting on the march.
“A number of people gathered in the town. These of course haven’t been without any incident. We saw a group of people stoning those who are watching on the side of the road, those peeping from the high gated walls here in Phoenix. Just a few incidents of stoning by some of the supporters of the EFF or those in the political attire of the EFF but police were quick to quell those tensions.”
A number of businesses were forced to close along the route of the EFF march. Police asked taxis outside local malls to move off the road to allow the march to pass through.
— Nonkululeko Hlophe (@Leko3) August 5, 2021
The number of people participating in the march increased as people join along the route. SANDF and a SAPS helicopter hovered overhead. – reporting by Vusi Khumalo and Nonkululeko Hlophe