Scuffles at Malema’s land reform talk

Unisa cancelled Julius Malema’s talk, but it did not stop him from delivering his speech.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is pushing ahead with his talk on land reform at the University of South Africa (Unisa), even though the event has been cancelled.

The university pulled the plug on the talk, but Malema along with other EFF members insisted they speak to the dozens who came to hear them outside the venue.

There were some scuffles between EFF supporters and students wearing ANC shirts.

Order was eventually restored.

Malema's supporters sat on the hall steps listening to his talk.

He said South Africa was stolen and under the ANC-led government, it was taking too long for the country to be handed to the right people.

At the same time, around 100 EFF members defected to Agang SA on Wednesday.

The new recruits, including former EFF Gauteng leaders Pule Matshitshe and Nozi Poswayo, were unveiled to the media by Agang SA's women organiser Vanessa Hani.

EFF claims Agang SA promised its members money.