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Midvaal DA supporters 'intimidated'

2011-05-19 15:26

Johannesburg - A group of ANC supporters unhappy with the DA victory in the Midvaal area, in Gauteng, intimidated community members on Thursday morning, the Midvaal mayor claimed.

"A group of disgruntled ANC members who were unhappy with the outcome of the elections went around making noise and intimidating community members in the Sicelo area this morning," said Timothy Nast.

ANC Gauteng spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli, said he had heard about the protest, but that the ANC accepted the results of the elections in Midvaal.

"We have told our members to remain calm," he said.

ANC tried to calm them down

He did not know how many supporters were in the group, but said the protest had died down by midday.

By 13:00 the DA had won 60.71% of vote in Midvaal and the ANC, which had vigorously campaigned to win back the largely rural municipality, 37.17%.

"I know that Paul Mashatile [ANC Gauteng chairperson] was on TV encouraging the protesters to calm down and the regional ANC chairperson has also been sent to calm them down," said Nast

He said the protesters had "gone around intimidating people and asking people who they had voted for".

"My concern is that the ANC has a membership base that don't accept the results of a democratic election," he said.

Comments
  • CamsComment - 2011-05-19 15:31

    And then there were 8

      V4Vendetta - 2011-05-20 03:19

      "We have told our members to remain calm," he said. Maybe rather tell your members to evolve. But hey, look at their "leaders"...the members are being led by example

  • alijmain - 2011-05-19 15:34

    TYPICAL, they protest when they have power and when they don't! Accept it ANC supporters, the balance of power is shifting!! DA forever ;-)

  • Noname - 2011-05-19 15:37

    That is ANC democracy.

  • keithy - 2011-05-19 15:38

    Best run municipality and they behave like this. Maybe time for the majority (who voted DA) to stand up and give them a klap so that they can be treated the way they are behaving....live spoilt brats!!

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 15:38

    Guys - forget the news24.com map, it's rubbish - check http://196.35.74.240/SABCNewsNet/NewsNet.aspx

  • karlkat - 2011-05-19 15:40

    Just shows the criminal and intollerable culture of some ANC supporters

  • Zet007 - 2011-05-19 15:40

    the ANC voters needs a life....

  • n s - 2011-05-19 15:40

    typical ANC, can't accept defeat

  • Zet007 - 2011-05-19 15:40

    needs to get a life rather...

  • Bova007 - 2011-05-19 15:44

    wonder what the ancestors would say...haaibo!

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-19 15:45

    Shoot them. Problem solved.

      scotty scotty - 2011-05-19 18:27

      Not helpful, that lowers it to exactly waht the ANC thugs do.

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-05-19 15:46

    ANC supporters don't grasp democracy well enough to understand that a strong opposition is beneficial to everyone in the country. They are stuck in a one party state mentality.

  • renaldogouws - 2011-05-19 15:46

    VIVA DA VIVA!

  • JewelZA - 2011-05-19 15:49

    Eish! Makes my head hurt. Imagine if we all did that - throw violent temper tantrums because our party lost. The concept of democratic elections seems to have totally passed some people by

  • willieman - 2011-05-19 15:50

    where is anc leadership,why don't they go and crowed like they did when they were canvassing and harassing evrybody about the statue ANC TEACH YOUR FOLLOWERS ABOUT THE DYNAMICS OF DEMOCRACY

  • Dee - 2011-05-19 15:51

    Great, now things will start happening there. And after 3 years the people of Midvaal will be pleasantly supprised. They have been waiting for what 20 year for the ANC to deliver. Stop looking for someone or something to blame. Have a look in the mirror. There is where the problem is.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 16:43

      Actually the DA have held Midvaal for 5 years. That's why people voted them in again. They liked what they saw!

  • Matt - 2011-05-19 15:52

    Why were these people not caught and prosecuted for intimidation?

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 16:44

      You can't do that to an ANC supporter!!!!!! Gosh!

  • Frank - 2011-05-19 15:54

    No, this is the way of the ANC.

  • Pain002 - 2011-05-19 15:55

    Sooo bloody typical! Why do you TOI TOI when things don't go your way! The DA is doing it's job and clearly the people of Midvaal are happy! Get over yourselves, the ANC is not everything!! Do you see DA supporters intimidating ANC supporters for areas they have won?? No... did not think so!

      BRONZE - 2011-05-19 16:11

      Pain they just want their toilets back okay. All that money spent for nothing with people rejoicing and ululating grateful for the toilets and then turn around and vote DA. Sorry but I can't help laughing at this one. People are something else.

      Pain002 - 2011-05-19 16:31

      Um, want their toilets back? Do you read the news, the toilet saga happend in the Free State. Get your facts straight buddy.

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 16:47

      @Pain002-And they voted over 70% for the ANC in that area!!!! They fell for the ANC's crocodile tears and lies, hook, line and sinker!!!!! I take it we won't be seeing any more service delivery protests as they all seem happy with the service the ANC dishes out!!!

  • Fred - 2011-05-19 15:56

    ANC thuggery. The result of Zuma and Juju's threats and statements. Not ANC policy? Actually it is.

  • Freddie - 2011-05-19 15:57

    Typical!!

  • regularguy - 2011-05-19 16:06

    bla bla bla Thobision dont lie please, Your party are so used to just take everything for granted and now that the tables are turning, (your OWN people voting against you) you want to intimidate them?????/ And then you want to call yourself civilized and educated. Please !!!!!!!!!!! Tipical African mentality. If I dont get what I want, I will burn everything down to get some attention. Just like a malteze peeing on the carpet to get some attention!!!!!

  • regularguy - 2011-05-19 16:09

    Another thing. Let the ANC candidates go there personally and calm their supporters. They were there a lot of times to canvas for votes. And now? Now they want to call for calmness over the radio and TV?? Are you afraid of going back maybe ????????????

  • call a spade - 2011-05-19 16:18

    "My concern is that the ANC has a membership base that don't accept the results of a democratic election," he said" Exactly the African version of demoracy. Democracy only when things went their way. Think deeply what will happen if this anc is really put under pressure in elections. Worrying is'nt it. Be prepared. Join Afriforum.

  • African'shtr - 2011-05-19 16:18

    there's a say " you can run but you can't hide for ever" Now is the time for change, be prepared ANC you going out in 2014 and you will pay for what you have to the people

      Dee - 2011-05-19 16:27

      The wheel turns. You can't hurt people and think you will get away with it. Does not work that way at all. Doesn't matter who you are.

  • Stylin - 2011-05-19 16:28

    It's strange that DA supporters call ANC supporters idiots for voting ANC after 17 years, when the National Party was voted into power for decades on end...Those are the real idiots!!!

      gizzy - 2011-05-19 16:50

      I NEVER voted nats. By the way the nats joined the ANC, hence no chance of my vote.

      Butters - 2011-05-19 16:51

      But the ANC are keeping money for themselves when their supporters are left poor and without houses or walls for their toilets.

  • aspacepig - 2011-05-19 16:49

    A portent of things to come and further evidence that should these brutish thugs ever be seriously challenged we'll have a bloodbath on our hands. The ANC has absolutely no moral fiber and will ruin the country completely to maintain their gravy train.

  • Butters - 2011-05-19 16:50

    Without making this a race thing- would you ever see DA supporters going around and intimidating people or building down buildings when they loose a certain municipality????

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 20:14

      No. But they verbally attack you from across the road...

  • tammi2day - 2011-05-19 18:17

    The ANC better get used to it. DA policies will ensure that this area continues to grow and improve and soon the surrounding areas will also be voting based on clean governance rather than the fact that 17 years and millions and millions of rands later, the ANC won the struggle.

      werner.bezuidenhout - 2011-05-19 20:15

      Can you inform us what the DA stands for in this country? (And I am not talking about their name)

  • scotty scotty - 2011-05-19 18:34

    This is what Mugabe/Zanu did in ZIM. No wonder Zuma/ANC do not want the ZIM election document to be made public it probably contains reference to the use of violence and he would be embarrased as declared the election free and fair.

  • rimmoah - 2011-05-19 20:39

    dont come with your idiotic anc tendencies to talk shite

  • Mo - 2011-05-19 23:06

    Hope they cheer up after a good night's sleep. Democracy doesn't guarantee all the results they hope for. The DA, like the ANC still needs to work darn hard to improve what's broken in the wards/municipalities it has won today. There really is no easy ride for anyone in SA at the moment. Reading the comments below, I'm not sure there wouldn't be some considerable intimidation if all these were dumped in a stadium together.

  • sefeddt - 2011-05-20 06:58

    Whenever you hear of conflict its ANC-IFP, ANC-COPE, ANC-DA, ANC (pick a party), spot the common denominator.

  • johan - 2011-05-20 07:39

    YOU CAN TAKE THEM OUT OF THE BUSH BUT YOU CANNOT TAKE THE BUSH OUT OF THEM.

      Gary - 2011-05-20 08:39

      that's a pretty dumb ass comment.......

  • Gary - 2011-05-20 08:34

    I heard the one chap last night on the telly saying, we'll burn your shacks DA supporters.......we'll burn them..........arrest the f**ker...

  • Zebelon - 2011-05-25 17:20

    Now the protest and intimidation is continued by the ANC government by way of a groundless proclamation that seeks to find fault no matter what.

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