Malema's Limpopo fans blamed for chaos

2011-08-31 15:45
Johannesburg - Young lions from Julius Malema's home province, Limpopo, stayed away from Luthuli House on Wednesday as Julius Malema's disciplinary hearing continued.

Malema supporters from Limpopo stood accused of orchestrating anarchy and violence outside the governing party’s headquarters yesterday.

A senior-ranking police officer told City Press that the Limpopo leaguers were the main culprits in the chaos on Tuesday.

Sapa reported that the police were investigating yesterday's public violence. No arrests were made.

A senior ANC official branded Malema fans from Limpopo as "vandalists".

With Limpopo away, there was peace and order today. Only a few supporters from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were singing and dancing outside Luthuli House in downtown Johannesburg.

League supporters from KwaZulu-Natal called on the ANC to leave Malema alone, and in turn they would leave Johannesburg.

The police were keeping a close eye on the marchers.

Although some wore T-shirts bearing President Jacob Zuma's face, their singing made it clear that they wanted to oust Zuma and replace him with his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe.

At least four schoolboys joined the marchers. One of the schoolboys was smoking a cigarette while still in his uniform.

Not far from him were some leaguers sharing a beer under a tree.

Malema's hearing was into its second day. The embattled youth leader was charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute through his statements on Botswana.

He was also facing a charge of sowing the divisions in the party.

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