Shots fired outside Malema's home

2012-03-01 07:14

Malema expulsion prompts violence

2012-03-01 08:28

The news of Julius Malema's expulsion from the ANC led to violence in his home town of Seshego, Polokwane. Watch Malema blame the media as chaos broke out. WATCH

Polokwane - Shots were fired outside the home of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema in his hometown Seshego, after it was announced he had been expelled from the ANC, Limpopo police said early on Thursday morning.

The shooting apparently happened late on Wednesday evening after two groups threw stones at each other outside Malema's home, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Apparently Malema's security staff, in protecting his home, fired warning shots into the air.

There were also allegations that one of the groups had also fired shots.

Under control

"The situation is under control. We have managed to convince both parties, after we explained to them the consequences thereof if they continued, serious action will have to taken by police," said Mulaudzi.

The groups dispersed and police were patrolling the area. No one was injured.

Mulaudzi said police were investigating.

Earlier, it was reported that Malema was in his hometown with about 500 people having gathered outside, reportedly in support, as the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) chairperson Derek Hanekom announced late on Wednesday evening that Malema has been expelled from the party.

He was found guilty of sowing divisions in the party by comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma unfavourably to former president Thabo Mbeki's. He also made statements on bringing about regime change in Botswana, at an ANC Youth League press conference on July 31, 2011.

Malema was further found guilty of propagating racism or political intolerance for his utterances, at an election rally in Galeshewe, Kimberley in May 2011, saying that whites should be treated as criminals for stealing land from blacks.

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