Cops nail two Mpumalanga EFF leaders

The cops in Mpumalanga have arrested two senior leaders of the Economic Freedom Fighters, charging them with trespassing and inciting violence.

Provincial police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said both Collen Sedibe and Cyril Chuene were nailed when the police’s public order unit swooped on them after they had told people to occupy vacant land in Mbombela.

“It happened in Hillsview,” Hlathi told the 013NEWS reporter on Monday afternoon.

“They were released on R500 bail each on Monday morning,” he said.

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Sedibe is the provincial chairman of the EFF in the Mpumalanga province and Chuene is its provincial organiser.

The two leaders spent the night in Mbombela police custody after they were arrested on Sunday afternoon.

“They were charged with trespassing and incitement to commit violence under the Group Gathering Act and will appear again on 20 February 2017,” Hlathi said.

(edited by MLM)

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