Johannesburg - The house of an EFF member was torched in Khayelitsha on Monday morning, the party said.

“After successful campaigning... this weekend, a candidate of the EFF Western Cape... has had his home gutted by a fire in the early hours of this morning,” said Economic Freedom Fighters provincial spokeswoman Yerushka Chetty.

The party's leadership would visit the member on Monday afternoon.

Captain Frederick van Wyk said he was not aware of the incident. “Nothing has been reported at the police station so far,” he said.

Sapa