Malema says his supporters will be severely punished if they take land without compensation.(SABC)
Economic Freedom Fighters' leader, Julius Malema has described as regrettable what happened between his supporters and African National Congress (ANC) members at University of South Africa (Unisa) campus in Pretoria.
He was speaking outside the Theo van Wijk building at Unisa after management denied him and his supporters’ access to the hall. Malema says he his supporters will be severely punished if they take land without compensation.
A number of people were wounded during a scuffle between supporters of Malema and ANC members. The pro and anti-Malema groups exchanged blows near the venue where the land reform seminar is being held.
The University's Martin Ramotseba says: “The University’s position to withdraw permission for the event to go on had nothing to do with us allowing Malema on campus, it had everything to do with securing the property, the university and with preserving lives.”