KZN cops fire rubber bullets at alleged ANC supporters disrupting EFF rally

An address by EFF leader Julius Malema was interrupted by a group pelting EFF members with stones.

Inkatha Freedom Party members come on stage in a sign of political tolerance for the Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture: Twitter @EFFSouthAfrica.

JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal police have fired rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of alleged African National Congress (ANC) supporters who disrupted an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rally in Esikhawini.

Earlier today, an address by EFF leader Julius Malema was interrupted by a group pelting EFF members with stones.

The party says the violent interruption isn't the first it has experienced during meetings and campaign programmes in parts of the country.

EFF leaders say they won't be deterred by what they believe are organised and funded mobs.

Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has called on the ANC to intervene.

"It's a clear strategy to disrupt us everywhere we go. We call on their political principals to intervene because their actions render these elections unfree and unfair."