EFF banned from business premises

15 September 2013 - 11:26 By Sapa
EFF members. File photo.
EFF members. File photo.
Image: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Mary-Ann Palmer

A labour broker has been granted an order by the Labour Court barring the EFF from its premises in Vereeniging and across the country.

According to the Workforce Group, the case followed an altercation last month during which the Economic Freedom Fighters' national central command team member Sam Tshabalala allegedly led a group of about 200 ex-employees to demand reinstatement, the Sunday Independent reported.

EFF members apparently made death threats, and the company, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's alternative exchange, feared its employees might be killed, the newspaper reported.

Tshabalala was a former African National Congress member in the Sedibeng region.

The Workforce Group reportedly told acting Judge Lavery Modise that when the EFF marched to the company's site in Vereeniging its members threatened bloodshed if the ex-employees were not taken back.

Modise reportedly asked how the company knew the group consisted of EFF members.

According to the Sunday Independent, the Workforce Group's counsel said Tshabalala had identified himself as a member of the EFF's national central command team.

The EFF was ordered to pay the company's legal costs. The EFF was not in court.