Members of the EFF stormed the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday. Photographer IHSAAN HAFFAJEE was there.
The EFF held a protest march to express its dissatisfaction with the expulsion of its members from the house last month. The EFF members had been expelled because their trademark red overalls were deemed inappropriate dress according to the rules of the house.
“[Malema and the EFF] were supposed to march through Jo’burg and to the legislature to protest their members getting kicked out because they want to wear overalls and domestic worker uniforms,” said Haffajee.
“When they reached the legislature they decided to storm in. Police couldn’t stop them [as they were] too many and there was a mini stampede at the entrance.”
According to TimesLive, the protestors broke into the legislature building and vandalised the building. Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd, who resorted to stone-throwing. Eventually the protestors fled, breaking windows, overturning rubbish bins and looting shops, along the way.
Ihsaan Haffejee is a photographer based in Johannesburg. Follow him on Twitter.