EFF: ANC losing grip on voters

The EFF believes the ANC has resorted to violence because it's losing its grip on voters.

The EFF believes the ANC has resorted to violence because it fears the party is losing its grip on voters. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) believe the African National Congress (ANC) fears the new red beret party, realise they're losing their grip on voters and have therefore resorted to violence - as seen in Nkandla.

KwaZulu-Natal police arrested at least 30 people for public violence near President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead on Saturday after chaos erupted between the two parties.

Although the police could not confirm to which party the accused are affiliated, the EFF believes ANC members pelted them with stones when they visited the area.

Police vehicles were also damaged but there were no reports of any injuries.

The EFF's Reggie Ngcobo says the ruling party is not acting according to the constitution, which allows everyone freedom of association.

"They've already lost the grip in Nkandla. It proves we will win this ward in the local government elections."