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EFF member shot while campaigning in Polokwane

A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) was shot in the leg‚ allegedly by someone in an African National Congress T-shirt‚ while campaigning in Polokwane Yesterday.

This is the second time an EFF member has been shot‚ allegedly by an ANC supporter‚ ahead of the local government elections. In Mpumalanga in May‚ an EFF marshal was reportedly shot and injured in the leg when he tried to prevent a man said to have been wearing an ANC T-shirt‚ from entering the KaMaqhekeza stadium in KaMaqhekeza.

The ANC has distanced itself from those‚ including its members and supporters‚ who use violence in the party’s name.

EFF Limpopo secretary Joe Buthane said the party was handing out pamphlets and campaigning on Tuesday ahead of its march against the Polokwane municipality.

“While doing that we entered into a taxi rank in Polokwane. When we entered there‚ one man who was wearing an ANC T-shirt started to assault some of our members‚ and when they answered he took out a gun and shot a lady in the leg‚” Buthane said on Wednesday.

Limpopo police confirmed that 45-year-old Elizabeth Chosi was shot at the city centre taxi rank on Tuesday.

“An argument ensued between her and an unknown male suspect and a shot was fired‚” Col Ronel Otto said.

 She said Chosi was wounded in the right leg and taken to hospital.

“The suspect‚ who was allegedly wearing an ANC T-shirt with a leather jacket‚ ran away.”

No arrests have been made yet.

Buthane claimed that the shooter had been identified by queue marshalls at the taxi rank and eyewitnesses‚ but was still at large.