- EFF members in Sasolburg were reportedly attacked by security guards during a Metsimaholo council meeting
- A video clap has emerged showing a scuffle breaking out in the venue
- The EFF claims the guards assaulted them at the request of the speaker of the council
EFF councilors in the Free State were reportedly assaulted by "bouncers".
The event occurred during a sitting of the Metsimaholo council in Sasolburg.
The EFF councilors claim they were assaulted by security guards after challenging the guards' presence at the meeting.
The EFF members reportedly also asked who was paying the guards and where the money would come from.
A video has been shared online showing the councilors being violently removed from the meeting venue. Both security and EFF members can be seen throwing chairs and other furniture as well.
People can be heard shouting in the background while a scuffle breaks out between EFF members and security personnel, with several other politicians filming the event on cellphone camera.
The scene recalls several instances in Parliament where the EFF has been thrown out of the venue by force after conflicts escalated.
The EFF later posted several photos of the councilors after the incident, showing that they were bruised, bleeding and had their clothes ripped.
A spokesperson for the party, Luca Mokoena, claims that the security guards attacked the councilors at the request of the speaker of the Metsimaholo council.
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