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EFF MP Andile Mngxitama attacked at press conference

EFF members attacked Andile Mngxitama at the Cape Sun Hotel.

EFF MP Andile Mngxitama addresses the media at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on 12 February 2015. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members attacked EFF Member of Parliament (MP) Andile Mngxitama at the Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town today.

Chaos broke out when Mngxitama was about to address the media in a press conference he had called.

It's understood EFF members were unhappy because they were asked to leave and only the media allowed to stay.

It's not yet clear what Mngxitama wanted to talk about.

He was chased away from the venue, then down a road before being whisked away by his security.

Visitors at the hotel appeared to be stunned at EFF members who continued marching and singing.

Meanwhile, the chaos continues between members at the hotel.

The EFF guys continued to chase after #Mngxitama as he left hotel!

I'm alive. The press briefing shall happen today.

Mngxitama vowed to hold a media briefing elsewhere in Cape Town.

It's now being reported he will move the meeting to another secret location after the first 'secret' press conference venue was discovered.

Mngxitama also thanked those who protected him when he was being attacked by 'un-informed fighters'.

He also indicated that he wants to visit the home of former EFF member Gayton Mckenzie who has called into question the use of funds within the party.

WATCH: EFF members cause chaos at briefing.