Gebengana was rushed to Dora Ngiza Hospital where he received multiple stitches.
He opened a case at the Swartkops police station.
Gebengana alleged that a group of young boys led by a woman‚ Mandisa Masiki‚ entered the hall carrying knives‚ beer bottles and wooden planks.
Masiki is alleged to be part of a parallel branch structure in Ward 60.
Gebengana said: “They entered the hall just as we were busy with registration… Somehow they started hitting the older women who had arrived early at the hall.
“There’s nothing more hurtful than seeing a youth hitting an elderly woman.
“When I tried to intervene‚ they came for me and I was hit with a bottle or a glass and I must have blacked out for a bit but when I woke up‚ I was rushed to the hospital by the ward councillor [Mvuzo Mbelekane].”