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Malema calls for national shutdown

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EFF leader leader has called for a national shutdown on 20 March

He says they’ll also call for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s resignation when they march to the Union Buildings on 20 March.

Malema briefed the media after a meeting of party officials in Joburg on Sunday.

He said the EFF will be taking to the streets to protest over various issues, including the rising cost of living, poverty, high levels of corruption and the lack of basic service delivery,

“This is a shutdown. We will call for an immediate end to the load shedding which is crippling the South African economy and returning this country to the dark ages.

The development and industrialisation of South Africa are already delayed by the continued mis-leadership of the ANC. Load shedding is the final nail in the coffin of business and lives of our people.”

Eskom announced on Sunday that load shedding in stage 4 will be in force until further notice.

The utility’s Sikonathi Mantshantsha says several generating units have been offline since Saturday.

“A generating unit each at Camden, Grootvlei, Lethabo and Majuba power stations suffered breakdowns and are undergoing repairs, while a unit each at Kriel and Lethabo power stations was returned to service. The return to service of a unit each at Duvha, Matla and Tutuka power stations has been delayed.”