Threat alert led to Maimane donning bulletproof vest at anti-Zuma march

It has been confirmed that DA leader Mmusi Maimane wore a bulletproof vest to the party-led march in Johannesburg due to fears following threats against him.

He is taking flak on social media for wearing a bullet-proof vest

Read: Big Joburg turnout: #MarchForChange

Thousands of DA supporters marched to Mary Fitzgerald square in one of the anti-Zuma marches taking place nationwide.

DA spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe told EWN's Masa Kekana that the party had received threats against Maimane and DA demonstrators.

They had received some threats against the leader of the DA and also threats to supporters and people joining the march.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

The programme was also adjusted at the last minute for safety purposes.

At the same time, a DA member was allegedly attacked outside Luthuli House, reports Kekana.

Maimane encouraged supporters to attend the national day of action on 12 April and said that mobilaisation should be ongoing.

Take a listen to the EWN update:


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