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ANCYL man who hit journo back in court

2012-02-14 07:33

Johannesburg - An ANC Youth League member, who allegedly hit a journalist over the head with a brick during a scuffle over fake voting cards, will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Clifford Mohloana, 30, appeared in court on January 11, where the case was postponed.

He allegedly assaulted Limpopo-based freelance journalist, Chester Makana, during the ANC's provincial elective conference in December last year.

Makana had been investigating allegations that duplicate voting tags were being printed at a photocopying shop, shortly before delegates at the conference picked their top five leaders.

Makana alleged that two men stormed out of the shop, grabbed his camera and destroyed his memory card, then chased him. He went to a police station to open a case against his attackers.

Mohloana handed himself over to the police on December 18 after learning that they were looking for him.

Comments
  • Mike - 2012-02-14 07:40

    That's why Malemmer always wins his votes! His 4 co-accused reproduce 10 million fake cards and all with a cross next to his name! Slowly but certainly the wheels are turning!

      tbooze - 2012-02-14 07:49

      Do we have to read about limpompo everyday from now on? I'm mean even every car accident that happens there we got to read about it ............please follow up on that over supply of foreigners @least that's 1 topic every south african citizen agrees on

      procold2 - 2012-02-14 08:36

      tbooze next week it will be the eastern cape's turn to get some headlines

  • Marion - 2012-02-14 07:41

    This doesn't surprise me in the least. When we had a 'pay for print' shop we regularly had people coming in to try and get us to scan and change documents for them before printing. This is in the same category. Way too many of these corner shops will do it without a second thought.

  • Malcolm - 2012-02-14 07:42

    Trash

  • Archie - 2012-02-14 07:43

    Youth League thug,looks like Juju was not confident of outright win,must have learnt this tactic from the mother body.

  • Hector - 2012-02-14 07:54

    African Democracy at work ... "See it our way or we beat you with a brick"

      Sean - 2012-02-14 08:15

      Well, thats how the ancyl build a new future

      Zebedi - 2012-02-14 08:43

      Or, if you live in the Eastern Cape and your name is Sindiswa Gomba (BCMM councillor)you can attack your political opponents and beat them on the head with a 4pound hammer. Still waiting to hear what the outcome of the case was, but she is still a councillor to date.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-14 08:21

    Not funny any more is it!

      dlawre30 - 2012-02-14 08:30

      What you on about?

      Bigwolf - 2012-02-14 10:50

      Just another day in South Africa, why are we surprised? Corruption and violence is what rules and keeps the powers in power.

  • Kevin - 2012-02-14 08:38

    Lock him up and throw the key away . Thug

      thupanamaina - 2012-02-14 08:53

      Don't just lock him up. Make sure he tells the whole truth about the duplicates tags.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-14 09:00

    What happened to that AWB rubbish who beat up a 3rd degree camera man for being black? Oh yes I remember, he got a mere R2000 fine.

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-14 09:26

      @Paul AWB will never steal anything, not because they're good people, but because no one will vote that rubbish :-)

      Kevin - 2012-02-14 09:47

      Maybe this lad will get a R200 fine.

      Mbulelo - 2012-02-16 08:39

      There we go again with the race card...what the ANCYL dude did was wrong,end of story

  • Thoka - 2012-02-14 09:20

    i am starting to question the integrity of journalists this days. they just go around chopping and changing words here and there on the same issue every week. Journos here is something defferent for a change go sit at the border fance and count no of elligal athletes (high fance jumpers)and report them to the authorities maybe they will do something about it

  • Papikie - 2012-02-14 09:35

    First Chaster had an unexcepted attitude during his time when he was to be given an accredotation card. Now he was investigation. Who appointed him to investigate. As far as I know Chaster is not an an Investigative Journalist.

      makesuthink - 2012-02-14 09:57

      What do you mean unexcepted? what is that. Also what is accredotation? He was taking photos of illegal photocopies being made beacuse somebody had told him what was happening and he wanted to make sure it was correct before he reported it

      Brett - 2012-02-14 10:11

      Papikie you should change your name to Papsak.

  • Marion - 2012-02-14 10:57

    Just a thought or two. There are many things I dislike about News24 commentaries (not least of which is my own addiction to them). One of the things that seriously sticks in my craw is the way in which some posters find it necessary to ridicule the spelling / language usage of those who are posting in a language that is not their home language. Totally unnecessary in my opinion. The meaning of the vast majority of such postings is obvious if you just read around the spelling errors. We should endeavour to play the ball and not the man wherever possible.

      Marleen - 2012-02-16 10:30

      and people only comment on articles that provoke racail issues for some reason or other. forget about news about the environment, HIV etc....

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-14 14:36

    I see no difference between the AWB and ANCYL

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