EFF supporters rally around Bonginkosi Khanyile

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Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the EFF looks on before addressing his supporters during his campaign, ahead of the August 3 local government elections, in Etwatwa, a township near Benoni, South Africa July 27, 2016.

DURBAN – Hundreds of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters gathered outside Durban’s Westville Prison on Sunday as party leader Julius Malema visited the sole remaining #FeesMustFall student still in custody.

 

 

Malema arrived mid-morning to visit Bonginkosi Khanyile, a Durban University of Technology student awaiting trial for allegedly using a slingshot at a #FeesMustFall protest in September last year.

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Hundreds of EFF supporters waited outside the entrance as a large police contingent kept watch.

 

 

Khanyile was denied bail before Christmas after it emerged that he was already out on bail for a student protest that happened in February.

A subsequent appeal to the High Court was also unsuccessful.

EFF supporters outside Westville Prison on Sunday carried placards calling for him to be freed.