The leader of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has given the government a deadline for fans to return to the stadiums.
On Thursday Malema was joined by close to 2 000 protesters who were marching to the Department of Sports and Recreation in Tshwane to demand the Department to allow sport fans back to stadiums.
The South African Football fans have been in the dark out since March 2020 following the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
The games were played behind closed doors in fear of spread of the virus.
The fans are still not allowed in the stadiums until this date even though political rallies have been filling up Stadiums in the last few months.
Speaking during the protest Malema has urged protesters not to get tired and keep fighting for the return of fans into the stadiums.
The EFF leader said if Stadiums are not opened in a week, they will protest to the offices of South African football Association (SAFA).
"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," said Malema when he was addressing the protesters.
Malema also questioned the closure of stadiums to spectators with claims that stadiums do not kill people.
He said there was a rally that was held in Limpopo recently where a lot of activities were performed and there were no reports of Covid-19 cases after the rally.
He added that EFF also held a rally in KwaZulu Natal today and there were no cases of Covid-19 reported.
He added that is the only sign that they can use as protesters.
In addition Malema added that they want the economy of the country opened and people to get back to their small surviving jobs because people want to feed their families.
Source: Kickoff Magazine
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