EFF Nkandla house recipient ‘living in fear’

2014-01-13 10:48

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S’thandiwe Hlongwane, who was given a house built by the EFF near neighbouring President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, fears that she and her family could be attacked.

Thirty ANC supporters were arrested on Saturday after the EFF handed over the house they had built for Hlongwane. They were allegedly pelted with rocks by ANC protesters.

Hlongwane told the Sowetan: “I was glad when I was offered the house but I was not aware it would cause all of this [violence].

“I now fear that me and my family members could be attacked.”

However, she said she did not intend moving from the area.

The 30 people arrested are expected to appear in the Nkandla Magistrates’ Court later today.

When Malema arrived for the handover, ANC members blocked the progress of his car, forcing him to get out and walk to the house.

After he made it through the crowd, ANC supporters began throwing bottles of water and stones.

Later, the ANC supporters were on a nearby hill when EFF members emerged from their meeting and began singing.

Some members of the ANC group began throwing stones at them and police intervened using truncheons, a water cannon and teargas. Rubber bullets were fired and people ran and dived for cover.

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