There was a physical altercation between some senior officials of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and a group of armed white men outside the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg.
The group arrived at the offices earlier on Wednesday to raise their concern over EFF President Julius Malema chanting the controversial Dubul’ ibhunu song.
Malema alongside his supporters sang ‘Kill the Boer, kill the farmer’ at the EFF’s 10th-anniversary celebration at the FNB stadium this past weekend.
Tensions flared between the group of visibly irritated men and the leaders of the EFF outside the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg.
The party’s secretary general Marshall Dlamini was seen laying his hands on some of the protesting men – who were voicing frustrations over the ‘Kill the Boer, kill the farmer’ chants.
Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon, Malema said the party would not take lightly threats against the safety of its headquarters.
He further dismissed claims suggesting he incited violent behaviour by singing the struggle song.
Dear Boers don't be fooled by clever blacks here on Twitter and make mistake of thinking EFF is not protected by Black people, you can see in this video there's EFF leadership and ordinary citizens who were passing who came in defense of EFF #EFFpresser #EFF10thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/JyxkeCms4O
— Makhanya's 9ll5 (@MakhanyaPBR) August 2, 2023