“No one will dare to divide the EFF”

Malema launched a scathing attack on EFF members 'who join the party for positions or to settle scores'.

EFF supporters sing and dance at the party's people's assembly in Bloemfontein. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

BLOEMFONTEIN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has blamed the recent violence at the party's assemblies held around the country on attention seekers and individuals with hidden agendas.

Malema launched a scathing attack on EFF members who join the party for positions or to settle scores from their previous organisation.

Two thousand delegates from across the country have converged on the University of the Free State for the party's inaugural national people's assembly.

His comments follow chaotic people's assemblies in the North West, Northern Cape and Western Cape which ended with delegates stabbing each other, hurling chairs and boycotting the meetings.

Malema says these people are trying to destabilise the organisation.

"There is no one, not a single individual who will dare disrupt this assembly, who will dare divide the unity of this alternative movement."

The red berets have issued a firm warning and employed security guards in riot gear for any eventuality.

Earlier today Malema said government is incapable of doing its job.

Malema warned that the country will degenerate into chaos if the ANC continues to govern.

"We are in a crisis, because judges have now been corrupted in a corrupt system, protecting corrupt politicians. We are in a crisis because public entities are subjected to mediocre managers who are appointed on the basis of their proximity to their sitting president."

Delegates sang songs mocking President Jacob Zuma and chanted for free education and land expropriation.

Among the guests in attendance are international organisations in solidarity with Palestine and other leftist groups.