An SABC elections debate in Hout Bay turned violent when EFF members clashed with the Land Party on Friday morning, lashing out at each other with chairs.
Chaotic scenes played out on live television when EFF and Land Party supporters started throwing chairs at each other.
It’s unclear how and why the clash broke out.
Supporters of the Black First Land First and Good party were also seen involved in the skirmishes.
Some EFF supporters were heard saying “this is our land”.
We are already told that the EFF started throwing chairs at other party members but as you can see. This man wearing a green cap was the first one to throw a chair at the EFF members while that EFF guy was trying to keep EFF members calm as you can see. But are told otherwise pic.twitter.com/lMtQ8hW3Av
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) April 5, 2019
SABC morning news anchor Leanne Manas said this was the second disruption during the broadcast.
The debate was split into two parts, with the lively, but peaceful, first session focusing on parties represented in the City of Cape Town council.
Chaos mars SABC elections coverage in Hout Bayhttps://t.co/NX5f4yZS4h
— SABC News Online (@SABCNewsOnline) April 5, 2019