SABC, 05 January 2014

Police say they are keeping a close watch on President Jacob Zuma’s home at Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal, after an argument between Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African Nation Congress (ANC).

A clash was narrowly averted when ANC members confronted EFF members who are building a house for a woman a stone’s throw away from Zuma’s Nkandla residence.

Police spokesperson Thulani Zwane says the police in the area are keeping an eye on the situation.

“The situation is back to normal at Nkandla area after there was a misunderstanding between two groups over a house that is being built in the area. The police are doing their patrol in the area but there is no case open and the situation is back to normal. No one was assaulted or attacked and nothing was destroyed,” adds Zwane.