EFF Council

EFF members streamed towards the front of the Johannesburg Council on Wednesday – Photo: Twitter

Watch: EFF accused of ‘assaulting woman’ during chaotic council ejection

Just hours after Women’s Day had concluded, a female councillor was allegedly assaulted by EFF members in the Johannesburg Council.

EFF Council

EFF members streamed towards the front of the Johannesburg Council on Wednesday – Photo: Twitter

Alongside two other council members in the City of Johannesburg, Helen Zille has also accused EFF members of ‘assaulting’ a female politician while they were being thrown out of the house on Wednesday.

EFF chucked out after chaotic council protest

The shocking altercation has been shared on social media. Several clips capture the scuffles and tussles. The EFF can be seen advancing towards the speaker’s bench. The party are thought to be unhappy with how Vasco Da Gama is conducting these council meetings.

However, their legitimate forms of protest descended into an outright exhibition of chaos. Pushing, shoving, and man-handling were the order of the day. Multiple members of the far-left organisation left their seats to get involved in the tensions.

The EFF performed struggle songs, before they were eventually removed from the sitting. Several small-scale fights broke out during the ejection. One of which, it is alleged, resulted in the purported assault of a female DA councillor.

Watch: EFF members accused of assaulting female councillor

This, just hours after Women’s Day came to a conclusion? Classy…

Council anarchy upsets Johannesburg members

Belinda Echeozonjoku is one of the Johannesburg councillors who claims she saw a female get assaulted by a male EFF member on Wednesday. The DA representative is also miffed with ANC members, who she has accused of ‘watching and laughing at’ the whole incident.

“These parties host elaborate Women’s Day events, and then ANC/EFF male councillors beat up women in council. This is the ANC for you – you can see that ANC councillors are laughing, while they see others getting beaten up.”

Belinda Echeozonjoku

Councillors behaving badly…

Since the 2021 Local Elections, the ANC’s loss of power in Gauteng has seemingly caused a lot of friction on regional council benches. Ex-Mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina was unceremoniously dragged out of a Council sitting back in March.

Video footage shows the moment he was booted out of the chamber: Several guards grab hold of the ANC heavyweight, and in near-comical fashion, they rush him out of the house amid a chorus of jeers and taunts. This was just four months after he vacated the top job.

Mzwandile Masina
Mzwandile Masina was booted out of Ekurhuleni Council on Thursday 31 March – Photo: Twitter