Cops watch Malema's hometown
Seshego - Police remained alert in ANC Youth
League president Julius Malema's hometown of Seshego, in Limpopo, on Thursday
following overnight clashes between his supporters and detractors.
A police car was stationed outside Malema's
house, where his grandmother Sara lives.
A private security company also maintained a
presence outside the house, where several shots were fired in the early hours
of the morning.
"It is all quiet this morning,"
said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
He could not confirm rumours that two people
were injured when the rival groups hurled stones at each other on Wednesday
Anti-Malema supporters drove around Seshego
in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by waving around a
'tombstone' fashioned from a cardboard box.
On it were written the words
"dictator", "RIP Julius" and "corrupt".
The youths, who held the tombstone on the
back of a bakkie, celebrated Malema's expulsion from the African National
Congress by singing "the end of the dictator" in Sepedi and English.
The bakkie was part of a convoy of about 10
cars which drove through the streets of Seshego, where Malema was visiting his
His own supporters had gathered outside her
house from around midday in anticipation of the announcement on his political
future by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC).
The road outside the house was blockaded by
his supporters when his detractors' convoy arrived.
When police tried to bring the situation
under control, stones were hurled at a police car.
It was announced late on Wednesday that
Malema had been expelled from the African National Congress.
ANC national disciplinary committee chairperson
Derek Hanekom said he had been found guilty of sowing divisions in the party
and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.