Cop, soldier 'stalked ANCYL official'

2012-01-25 14:18
Polokwane - A police officer and a soldier were arrested in Polokwane after they allegedly stalked an ANC Youth League official for several days, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

"We arrested them after we received a call that the complainant's car was being followed by [another] car," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"We dispatched our members to investigate on Tuesday evening, and Wednesday we arrested the two suspects."

The two were allegedly following ANCYL Limpopo provincial secretary Jacob Lebogo.

'Political war'

The league claimed the incident was part of a "political war" in the province, and that the men were trying to intimidate Lebogo ahead of the league's provincial conference.

"Obviously we feel unsafe because some of our members have also been threatened [and] followed into their houses by unknown people," Limpopo ANCYL chairperson Frans Moshwane said.

"We cannot divorce this [from the] political situation in the country and the province."

Mulaudzi said police were investigating whether the men were linked to a syndicate terrorising politicians in the province.

The men were not armed, but several "dangerous weapons" were found in their car.

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