EFF leader arrested for fraud while Mabuza delivers Sopa

EFF members in Mpumalanga.

Sedibe was meant to address the EFF members at a shopping complex.

EFF’s provincial party leader Collen Sedibe was immediately arrested by the police after being thrown out of the legislature with his co-leader, Alfred Skhosana, and did not get the chance to address their members in Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga News reports.

EFF members outside the Grove shopping centre.

EFF members outside the Grove shopping centre.

Brigadier Leonard Hlathi provincial spokesperson says Sedibe faces charges of fraud and he (Hlathi) was not prepared to divulge much information at the moment.

EFF’s members clad in their red attires were seen near the Groove this morning singing. As a result of high-security measures on the roads surrounding Riverside Mall and the R40, no serious picketing took place, and all was in order.

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Tensions were on the rise when a few members of the ANC intentionally provoked the EFF.

ANC members.

ANC members.

Nearby police immediately intervened, and the EFF members left the site and peacefully sang towards the shopping complex, where they waited to be addressed by their leader, Collen Sedibe, after being thrown out of the legislature.

They were not addressed, as Sedibe got arrested immediately after leaving the legislature.

Caxton News Service

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