EFF rally stage petrol bombed

A stage and a marquee belonging to the Economic Freedom Fighters was torched on Saturday.

Police say they were alerted to the scene at the Sam Ntuli Stadium in the early hours of the morning. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are investigating a case of arson in Thokoza on Gauteng's East Rand after a stage and marquee belonging to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was petrol bombed on Saturday.

It's believed a sound system and chairs were some of the items set alight hours before the EFF's premier candidate Dali Mpofu could deliver a planned address at the stadium.

The police's Neville Malila says "Police were called to the scene this morning and they were informed by the EFF supporters that the marquee tent they'd put up for a gathering this afternoon had been torched during the course of the night."