EFF secretary general in Gauteng Malesela Ledwaba is now cooling off in police custody after he was arrested by the Vereeniging police on Sunday.
Ledwada was apprehended for allegedly assaulting a fellow fighter with some groups of EFF members in early September.
The victim was assaulted in his house in Sebokeng after the Gauteng secretary general broke into his home. As gathered, the attack was launched on the victim after he defiantly rejected to step down from his position in the province. The victim was a member of the provincial legislature.
Meanwhile, the secretary-general of the revolutionary party, Godrich Gardee has weighed in on the matter.
According to Gardee, the EFF will react to the matter after it must have gathered more information on the allegations. He declined to comment further on the matter.
The Vereeniging police have also not commented on the case.
Malesela Ledwaba Condemns EFF’s Leader’s Arrest
Ledwaba is one of the strong voices that kick against political intimidation and injustice in the province. In May, he strongly criticised the city of Tshwane and the police for arresting its provincial president.
He alleged that the arrest was “a concerted effort by the City of Tshwane and the provincial government of Gauteng to intimidate the EFF. One of our members was killed in Tembisa. This is a campaign and unfortunately, police are in cahoot with officials,” he claimed at that time.
Intra-political conflicts EFF members in Vereeniging have continued to drag the image of the EFF in the mud. In August, disgruntled Fighters held their leaders hostage in Sedibeng; Vereeniging for sidelining their preferred councillor candidates at the Sedibeng District Municipality.
The aggrieved fighters subsequently locked up their leaders inside the party’s regional offices at number 47 Victoria road in a bid to show off their anger.