Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the ANC-run Tshwane Municipality’s sudden decision to withdraw permission to use the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville for its final elections rally. The decision is indeed unfair and illegal. The municipality had first argued that there was a Professional Soccer League (PSL) match. However the PSL had agreed to move their match upon being requested by the EFF.
The municipality then granted the EFF permission to use the stadium, EFF paid for the stadium and signed the lease agreement. Posters were printed and buses for EFF supporters were paid, including other logistical requirements. This morning, the municipality sent a communique indicating that the permission has been withdrawn as there will be maintenance on the day of the rally.
The EFF holds a g view that this has nothing to do with maintenance, but political instructions that merely seek to deny EFF the right to gather. If 4 May 2014 was scheduled for maintenance, then why was PSL going to use the stadium on that day?
EFF has approached the court for an urgent application to compel the municipality to stick to a signed agreement. The court must force the municipality to comply.
Source : Economic Freedom Fighters