WATCH | EFF in East London chicken franchise punch-up
Party insists members defended themselves, dismisses theft claims
EFF members were embroiled in a fracas with Hungry Lion workers in East London and now police are investigating a case of assault.
The fighters have also been accused of stealing chicken from the shop in Caxton Street – an allegation the party vehemently dismissed as untrue.
EFF regional spokesperson Xolile Mboni said he led party members to the chicken franchise to demand the permanent employment of a worker he said has been a casual worker for 16 years.
This came after the employee slipped and fell, allegedly because there was oil on the floor. The employee fractured her wrist in the incident.
A Hungry Lion staffer, who asked to remain anonymous, claims the injured woman’s family threatened staff on Thursday.
“Her family told us that they will bring the EFF here,” the employee said.
Then on Friday the EFF went to the shop. The Daily Dispatch has seen CCTV footage of the incident. In the video, some people wearing EFF regalia had a scuffle with employees.
“They were jumping on the chairs and interrupting all the customers,” the source said...