EFF condemns violent disruptions at its gatherings

The EFF says they have been warned that there may be other attempts to disrupt its gatherings.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema and party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has condemned violent interruptions of its gatherings and campaign programmes across the country.

Today, police fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of alleged African National Congress supporters who interrupted EFF leader Julius Malema's address in Esikhawini KwaZulu-Natal.

The group arrived peacefully at the gathering but later started throwing stones when Malema began his speech.

The EFF says it has had several similar experiences in other areas including Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party has been warned that there may be other attempts to disrupt its gatherings.

"We are told that all other meetings we will be doing as per our programme, there are plans to disrupt them in the same manner by ANC members."