Young lions go to war

2011-08-30 08:21

Julius Malema’s supporters have launched an attack on the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House, in downtown Joburg.

They charged the headquarters ahead of the youth league leader’s disciplinary hearing, singing: “Even if they shoot and arrest us, we are going to Luthuli House.”

Malema supporters had an ugly confrontation with the police as police tried to push them back. In the ensuing chaos, the young lions threw rocks and bottles at the police.

The cops reacted by firing rubber bullets into the air. They then used a water cannon to contain the crowd.

Some journalists were hit by the flying rocks. The rock hit a journalist from Sapa as he ran away from the angry and rioting Malema supporters. Police cars were also hit by the rocks.

Malema’s hearing is yet to get under way at Luthuli House.

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