Alex violence case moved to Randburg

The township was the scene of violence last week following allegations of vote tampering.

The township was the scene of violence last week following allegations of vote tampering. Picture:Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The public violence case against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters who were arrested last week in Alexandra has been moved to the Randburg Magistrates Court for security and space reasons.

The township was the scene of violence last week following allegations of vote tampering.

Video: Election violence in Alexandra.

Residents demanded a re-vote saying the national elections were rigged.

The EFF and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) supporters went on the rampage burning tyres, barricading the streets and trying to set buildings alight.

Supporters of both parties at the Alexandra Magistrates Court were making transport arrangements after finding out their members will be appearing at the Randburg Magistrates Court.

Video: Alendra violence takes xenophobic turn.

More than 100 people were arrested in Alexandra for public violence following unrest after the nation went to the polls on Wednesday.

Picture: EWN.

On Friday evening the army was deployed to the township to restore calm after violent clashes between protesters and police.

There were also reports of violence on Saturday night.

The state prosecutor said on Monday it would be unwise for all of those arrested to appear in Alexandra, citing security concerns.

Police are maintaining a large presence to both entrances of the court and have blocked off traffic.