Malema warns ANC: Don’t push us

The EFF leader says the decision to stop people wearing overalls has the potential to destabilise Gauteng.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Gaye Davis/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Provincial Legislature's decision to prevent Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members wearing their red uniforms has the potential to destabilise the province, party leader Julius Malema warned on Thursday.

The controversial politician, who was expelled from the ANC in April 2012 for sowing divisions, said the EFF will approach the courts over the issue.

He also vowed to stage mass protests.

Gauteng Speaker Ntombi Megkwe on Tuesday ordered EFF members leave the chamber.

When they refused, police were called in and the party members were forcibly removed.

Malema said this issue could have a huge impact.

"The ANC mustn't push us too far because we aren't afraid to engage in anything possible to ensure we defend the outcomes of the democratic elections."

At the same time, EFF members wearing red overalls were also booted during the Eastern Cape State of the Province.

The party claims the members were booted for also wearing red overalls.