In pictures: Mngxitama escorted from press conference
Chaos erupted at the Southern Sun Hotel in Cape Town between two factions of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), ahead of the State of the Nation address. The EFF’s party commissar for land Andile Mngxitama, who had called for a press briefing at the hotel, was chased by a group of EFF supporters loyal to Julius Malema.
Mngxitama, who recently spoke out about the cracks within the party, arrived at the briefing only to find a group of Malema loyalists waiting for him.
#EFF There was pandemonium inside the conference venue as fighters argue with the programme director. They don't want to leave.— Mail & Guardian (@MG_Reporter) February 12, 2015