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EFF member injured in GP Legislature scuffle

The incident comes after eight members of the party were forcefully removed from the house.

FILE: Two members from the EFF received medical treatment in the Gauteng Legislature on Tuesday. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Two members from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are receiving medical treatment after being forcefully removed from the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on Tuesday afternoon.

Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe ordered eight party members to leave the house after deeming their red overalls "inappropriate attire".

But the EFF members refused to leave and Mekgwe called in police to remove them.

It's understood this is when the party's Gauteng convenor had an asthma attack and had to be rushed to the doctor.

EFF's Gauteng coordinator Omphile Maotwe said another member also broke his arm in a scuffle with police.

"The police were manhandling them."

The EFF insists it will continue wearing its trademark red overalls in the Eastern Cape Legislature, despite members being kicked out last week.

The party members were thrown out shortly before the State of the Province Address on Friday.

The EFF said its members agreed to leave because they did not want to cause a scene when security was called.

The matter will be taken up with the party's national leadership.

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