Chaos Erupts At Malema Rivals' Meeting

Chaos erupted this afternoon outside a Sandton hotel where EFF MP’s facing disciplinary action were about to have a media briefing.

A group of apparent EFF members tried to force their way into the hotel saying they want to listen to what their leaders have to say.

Party dissidents Andile Mngxitama,  Khanysile Litchfield Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa were set to address the media.  

They are challenging Julius Malema’s leadership of the party.
 
The EFF earlier announced that Mngxitama and Litchfield Tshabalala were to face disciplinary hearings for allegedly tarnishing the image of the party.   

There is a strong police presence outside the hotel where the press briefing is being held.

On Thursday, Mngxitama had to be escorted out of the Cape Sun Hotel where he had intended holding a press conference ahead of the State-of-the-Nation Address in Parliament.
  
Fights reportedly broke out between EFF members and Mngxitama’s supporters.
  
The EFF members refused to leave the venue and said they wanted to hear what Mngxitama had to say.
  
According to Mngxitama’s press alert sent earlier that day, the briefing would clarify “why some of the EFF MPs can’t sing pay back the money.”

 

SABC