Malema, EFF refuse to budge

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EFF leader Julius Malema on stage at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa on 22 February 2014. EFF was launching its election manifesto. Picture: Lenyaro Sello/eNCA.

JOHANNESBURG - EFF members vowed on Tuesday not to leave the Gauteng provincial legislature until their leader Julius Malema had met with the Speaker, Ntombi Mekgwe.

Malema led about 2,000 members to the legislature in Johannesburg to protest against the removal of their MPLs during a sitting on July 1, for wearing red overalls.

Malema and some members overpowered the police on Tuesday and stormed into the building.

They were prevented from gaining access into the House when doors were shut.

Economic Freedom Fighters&39; members said Malema refused to leave the building until he had met Mekgwe.

He apparently refused to meet the deputy speaker.

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