DA arson victim goes into hiding

2013-07-01 10:47
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Cape Town - A Democratic Alliance youth leader has gone into hiding after his Cape Town shack was torched at the weekend with him inside it.

Lagunya constituency leader Luzuko Mngqibisa, 23, reportedly fled his burning shack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He found a portable flush toilet and a note in front of his house.

The note reportedly reads: "The letter said ‘we are going to kill you, you dog of Helen Zille’, and ‘leave your people alone’, meaning my attempts to get more DA support in the area.

“They also said they would come back to get me if I continued to support the DA.”

Mngqibisa told the Daily Voice he suspected ANC members were behind the arson attack, because of the recent sanitation protests over portable toilets.

Police confirmed they were investigating a case of arson.

Zille had arranged for him to stay at an undisclosed location for his own safety, the Daily Voice stated.

An ANC leader in Cape Town condemned the attack, the Cape Argus reported.

ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile warned that violence was not a solution to any problem.

“South Africa is a democratic country, and everyone has the right to associate with any organisation they choose.

“Whatever party you support, DA or ANC or any others, we will condemn all forms of violence that take place in our communities. If they have a dispute they must participate in consultative engagement and resolve it peacefully,” he said.
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