South Africans have flocked to the streets to demonstrate against the country’s high cost of living and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s resignation.
According to the international media, soldiers have been sent in to help secure critical infrastructure throughout the demonstration.
The president also issued a warning to protesters not to cause bodily harm or property damage.
In the meantime, the EFF’s leader has urged South Africans to take part in the protest by participating in the nationwide shutdown.
He adds that the protest will be “peaceful and vibrant” and will end at midnight.
“It’s just the beginning; now, let’s go out and join the picket lines,” Julius Malema tweeted.