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Julius Malema allegedly harassed by police in Sandton

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party believes this was an act of intimidation.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema . Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema claims he was harassed by police in Sandton yesterday.

Malema tweeted last night that he was stopped by an unmarked van and was surrounded by about 10 police cars.

He says the police pointed guns at his car, blocking off the entire intersection. He was later let go with the policemen allegedly claiming it was a mistake.

Malema was travelling from Soweto where he attended a meeting in preparation for the party's election manifesto launch.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party believes this was an act of intimidation.

"We believe that the white unmarked van had been following him from Soweto, leading him to that isolated situation with the hope that they might provoke violence. We believe that this is an act of intimidation because the criminal charges and Sars cases have not been successful."

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