4 Female EFF delegates rushed to hospital after pepper spray attack

4 Female EFF delegates rushed to hospital after pepper spray attack

- Four female members of the Economic Freedom Fighters were taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday, 15 December

- The paramilitary security unit, known as the "Defenders of the Revolution" was behind the attack

- One of the women had a severe seizure after they were attacked with pepper spray

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Four female EFF delegates were taken to hospital in haste in the early morning hours of Sunday, 15 December after the party had its National People's Assembly.

There was a confrontation at the dining hall, according to SowetanLIVE, and the EFF's paramilitary security unit, also called the "Defenders of the Revolution", was behind the violence.

The women were attacked with pepper spray and one of them had a severe seizure and was the first to be rushed to hospital.

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Briefly.co.za learnt that the man who instigated the attack, who is known only as 'The General' and always wears a balaclava, was fired immediately.

As reported by TimesLIVE, several members of the EFF blamed the newly-elected Secretary-General, Marshall Dlamini, for what happened.

An anonymous source said:

"It's Marshall Dlamini and his goons, the DOR. This is the kind of a person we have elected as SG. He cannot be gifted on liking physical confrontations and being a leader, but we will see."

The National Assembly took place on 14 December and saw some changes made to the EFF's top 6.

Julius Malema unsurprisingly remains the leader of the party and Floyd Shivambu keeps his title as Deputy President.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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