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Malema loyalists cause chaos at EFF Mngxitama press conference [VIDEO]

EFF members clashed at a media briefing on 12 February. In the video, Malema supporters are attempting to assault Andile Mngxitama, who manages to escape through a side door

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EFF MP Andile Mngxitama, who has been in disagreement with Malema over several issues, intended to address the media about his current role and future within the EFF earlier today. Instead, he was forced to postpone his briefing, as EFF members loyal to Julius Malema disrupted the press conference.

Before Mngxitama spoke at a Southern Sun Hotel, Malema supporters began an attempt to out-sing Mngxitama’s supporters. A clash followed, and EFF members acted violently, pushing and shoving. Several tried to assault Mngxitama, and journalist Charl du Plessis got caught up in the skirmish.

Mngxitama, shielded by his colleagues, escaped unharmed. He insists that the press briefing will take place later today.

Photo by Clement Manyathela ‏(@TheRealClementM) on Twitter