Julius Malema at Sethokga Hostel in Tembisa. (Mpho Raborife, News24)
Johannesburg – An enraged EFF leader Julius Malema lost his temper with Tembisa police after party members were attacked during his visit to the area on Tuesday.
Malema went into a fit of rage when police accused the EFF of contravening the law.
Malema was at the police station to discuss his displeasure over the manner in which police had handled the chaos that erupted during his visit.
Tembisa cluster commander Major General Vincent Leshabane told Malema that EFF members had also contravened the law by not asking permission to march on the streets towards the station.
This enraged Malema, who accused Leshabane of conflating the issues because they had come to talk about the murder cases.
"We are being attacked. You are unreasonable. That is a nonsense law. That is a nonsense law. We are not going to apply for anything. We know the law, we make the law.
"You come here in the comfort of your chair and tell us we must apply, you don't know what to do now," Malema shouted at Leshabane.
Earlier, a group of men armed with sjamboks, knobkierries, pointed sticks and golf clubs attacked EFF members and the media during a visit to Sethokga Hostel in Tembisa.
Party members Tsietsi Mothibe and Kenny Monjomani sustained injuries and died during EFF door-to-door campaign at the hostel in April and May respectively.
Malema was visiting the men's families and the site of their attacks on Tuesday when men from the hostel attacked his group.