Video: Violence in Tshwane assembly, but ‘we’re not going anywhere’


A council meeting of the Tshwane metro council turned into chaos on Thursday when members of the EFF apparently violently disrupted it.

Council members, including mayor Cilliers Brink, were threatened and some were even physically assaulted.

Brink says that in terms of the city’s new code of conduct, the EFF’s actions are a criminal offence.

“The EFF caucus leader, Obakeng Ramabodu, was in the foreground. No protection was offered to us,” said Brink.

“But we stood our ground and refused to leave the council meeting which they violently disrupted. We were democratically elected to be here and we are not going anywhere.”

There was also great consternation over the speaker of the Tshwane council, Mncedi Ndzwanana, who left the session during the cabal and apparently did not move a finger to help protect council members.

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