On August 2, 2023, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Secretary General Marshall Dlamini and CCT Member Vuyani Pambo were involved in a scuffle with White Afrikaners at the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg. The Afrikaners had wanted to be part of the EFF’s press briefing with party leader Julius Malema, but were denied entry by EFF security.
The scuffle began when the Afrikaners tried to force their way into the press briefing. Dlamini and Pambo intervened and tried to remove the Afrikaners from the premises. The Afrikaners resisted, and a physical altercation ensued.
The video of the scuffle, which was posted on Twitter, quickly went viral. The EFF has been criticized for its handling of the situation, with some accusing the party of using violence against its critics.
The scuffle is the latest in a series of incidents involving the EFF and White Afrikaners. In recent years, the EFF has been accused of using inflammatory rhetoric against White Afrikaners, and there have been several cases of violence between EFF supporters and White Afrikaners.
The EFF is a radical left-wing political party in South Africa. The party was founded in 2013 by Julius Malema, who was expelled from the African National Congress (ANC) for his anti-capitalist views. The EFF’s policies are based on the principles of economic freedom, land redistribution, and social justice.
The scuffle between the EFF and the Afrikaners is a reflection of the deep divisions that still exist in South African society. The country is still struggling to come to terms with its apartheid past, and the EFF’s rhetoric has stoked tensions between different racial groups. The scuffle is also a reminder of the potential for violence in South Africa, a country that has a history of political violence.
It is unclear what the long-term implications of the scuffle will be. However, it is likely to further polarize South African society and make it more difficult to achieve reconciliation between different racial groups.