Police had to intervene when ANC members and delegates attending the Eastern Cape elective conference at East London ICC turned on each other, with fists and chair flying across the venue.
Supporters of Phumulo Masualle and Oscar Mabuyane exchanged blows inside the conference venue with the fight spilling outside as the former’s supporters fled for their lives.
Scores of delegates were injured and ambulances rushed into the ICC to attend to those that needed emergency services.
All these events unfolded in the wee hours of this morning and saw 755 delegates believed to be pro-Masualle fleeing the venue, leaving behind 951 who were predominantly rooting for Mabuyane.
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— The Daily Dispatch (@Dispatch_DD) October 1, 2017