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ANC blames Malema for disrupting political meetings

Malema said he would order his supporters to attack ANC members again if they kept disrupting his meetings.

EFF leader Julius Malema addressed Tshwane University of Technology Students in Soshanguve on 26 August 2015. Picture: @EconFreedomZA/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) said Economic Freedom Fighter's (EFF) leader Julius Malema is responsible for violence and conflict during political meetings and that it cannot be blamed if meetings are disrupted.

Yesterday, Malema said he would order his supporters to attack ANC members again if they kept disrupting his meetings.

On Wednesday, Malema was filmed telling his members to attack students affiliated to South African Students Congress, who appeared to be disrupting his meeting at the Tshwane University of Technology.

Malema said he had to use this strategy otherwise ANC members will keep disrupting his meetings.

"I still use it now. Attack! We must attack! Anyone who attacks us, we must attack! We are not going to retreat!"

The ANC's Zizi Kodwa said this kind of conflict is only because of Malema.

"He confirms that he instructed the EFF to attack. So there's no dispute, there's overwhelming evidence which disputes what he says that we have been disrupting the meetings, but it's actually EFF."

Malema said he can't trust police to act independently and protect his supporters.

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