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EFF leader Julius Malema addressed thousands of supporters during the party's manifesto launch held at Orlando stadium. Photographs by Troy Enekvist.
A sea of red descended upon Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday April 30, 2016 for the EFF's manifesto launch.
There were hardly any empty seats as thousand of red berets waited for the arrival of their Commander in Chief Julius Malema.
EFF supporters outnumbered both the ANC and the DA during their respective manifesto launches.
The ruling party, the ANC only managed to draw Two thirds of supporters at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Two weeks ago. The stadium seats 46 000 people.
The DA, which held its manifesto last weekend, commissioned an airplane to fly around Soweto’s Orlando Stadium but this did not deter EFF supporters from packing the venue.
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EFF leader Julius Malema arrived to cheers from thousands of supporters at the Orlando stadium.
In his address Julius said his party was not afraid of the ANC and addressed the crowd as though the EFF were the official opposition.
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Malema also thanks those who voted for the EFF during the 2014 elections and promised that they would not regret their decision to support his party.
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