Cape Town – The African National Congress in the Western
Cape has condemned the pre-election violence which led to two buses being burnt
in Cape Town.
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Attributing the violence to hooligans taking advantage of
the recent candidate list problems in the party, the ANC said no party
structures had protested on Wednesday.
"These are acts of individuals who are taking advantage
of problems we have had with the candidate list process to perpetuate a state
of chaos that allows them to loot and rob innocent people," spokesperson
Yonela Diko said on Thursday.
A section of the N2 highway in Cape Town was closed on
Wednesday due to protests.
Protesters burnt two buses and allegedly stoned passing
cars. The protesters were said to be unhappy about the ward candidate process.
The N2 incoming was opened at about 20:00 on Wednesday.
Two people were arrested for robbing motorists during the
Diko said all their structures were busy with campaigning.
"We rebuke this growing trend of hooligans who jump
into bandwagon of protests and begin to commit crime, and we want law
enforcement to deal with such individuals as such," he said.
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