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Video footage emerges revealing violent clashes at ANC EC conference

In the video, delegates can be seen flinging plastic chairs and punching each other as chaos erupted in the conference centre.

Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN – A video has surfaced revealing the violence that erupted during the early hours of this morning at the African National Congress (ANC)’s elective conference in the Eastern Cape.

The footage has been posted by local news agency the Daily Dispatch.

It remains to be seen whether the new top five ANC PEC members will be announced today as had been scheduled.

A violent brawl reportedly broke out between supporters of the two front-runners for the position of provincial chairperson Phumulo Masualle and Oscar Mabuyane in East London.

In the video, delegates can be seen flinging plastic chairs and punching each other as chaos erupted in the conference centre.

Police had to be called to the scene in the early hours of this morning to bring the situation under control.

Emergency services attended to several injured delegates and some were taken to hospital for further treatment.

It’s understood voting continued without the injured members after calm had been restored.

The successful candidates are scheduled to be announced today, but it's still unclear if the disruptions will delay the process.

‪WATCH: This is how the violence started at the #ANCEConference in EL last night, resulting in some delegates leaving the venue. Via @ZineGeorge ‬

Posted by Daily Dispatch on Saturday, 30 September 2017