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Disgruntled ANC party marshals block road

2012-01-05 21:09

Bloemfontein - Four people were arrested on the N8 near Botshabelo on Thursday for trying to block the road, police said.

Col Vish Naidoo said traffic officials at Botshabelo, about 60km west of Bloemfontein, warned police of an possible attempt to block the road.

“The group attempted to block the road, but police arrived in time to disperse the crowd.”

It was alleged that the group were unhappy ANC centenary marshals left out of the event accreditation process.

Naidoo could not confirm the reason for the protest action, but indicated the behaviour of the individuals was something police could not allow.

"The behaviour was unacceptable," said Naidoo.

The group managed to throw some stones on the road and a tyre was burned on the road.

Police would remain in the area to monitor the situation, Naidoo said.

Comments
  • afroduckk - 2012-01-05 21:16

    Another case of 'WE DEMAND TO BE ON THE GRAVY TRAIN'. Next stop to become a politician.

      Bozie - 2012-01-05 21:46

      No afroduckk. The private club of the ANC has no closed it membership. As a matter of fact certain club members are being dumped off the Gravy Train. You see they must have caught on that they are stealing from themselves and the money is getting less and less. This cake was once shared by a very fortunate few, and now it has become an uncontrollable runaway train.

      Paul - 2012-01-05 22:41

      That's it!! Next time I don't get a promotion I'm going to block the doorway to my office. What a bunch of muppets.

      Juan - 2012-01-06 05:48

      @john you must have a lot of time on your hands. @ refilwe you are an idiot

      Squeegee - 2012-01-06 05:53

      John, you invalidate all your other posts by continuing to spam us with this cut and paste stuff. Nobody reads it anymore and we ignore anything posted by you. You are a troll.

      Silvana - 2012-01-06 06:30

      @John Give it a rest! Your cut and paste is a load of drivel. If you feel so strongly about it send it to the people concerned.

      Donaker - 2012-01-06 09:13

      Wow Refilwe, what does it say about the majority if they let themselves be oppressed for decennia by a "stupid white minority"?? Until the minority decided not to do so anymore in a referendum.

  • Geronimo - 2012-01-05 21:19

    Lol, next thing people will be blocking roads to protest a toothache or an upset stomach.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-06 05:55

      And so the circus starts. Get the popcorn. The next week(s) will be full of news some will make you laugh, most will make you want to cry. R1Bil at least down the tubes.

  • Bennie - 2012-01-05 21:27

    comfortable chair *check* Wide screen TV *Check* Popcorn *check*

      Ian - 2012-01-05 21:54

      wide screen, the idiots will probally whinge that the screen she is not full, LOL

  • Herman - 2012-01-05 21:30

    What now, no chickens for the marshals...........

  • Eish - 2012-01-05 21:30

    Malema is denied platform by ANC and disgruntle group emerges; I bet this is another Malema’s deeds.

  • Bozie - 2012-01-05 21:35

    Wake up Squeegee! Where are you? The action has started!!!!!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-06 05:56

      Morning Bozie. Had an early night. I see the circus has commenced. Bring on the clowns.

      John - 2012-01-06 09:54

      Bozie, is the court jester there yet..Zimgabe?

  • Geronimo - 2012-01-05 21:42

    Give them some free KFC and a T shirt and they will leave the roads alone.

  • Lebza Dikgetsi - 2012-01-05 21:45

    *New24 classic* botshabelo is the east of bloemfontein not west

  • Ian - 2012-01-05 21:53

    whoo whoo whoo, lazy good for nothing trash

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-05 21:55

    No seats left on the gravy train?

  • Phil - 2012-01-05 22:09

    MAYDAY...MAYDAY...National crisis....all the KFC chickens are sold out in a radius of 200km around Bloem.

      Kevin - 2012-01-06 08:05

      Not for long Sithando, or dont you know about the Secrecy Bill

      Ntuthuzelo - 2012-01-06 08:06

      i think they were meant to be sold ,what,s your problem.ok

  • Moeketsi - 2012-01-05 22:17

    Let the ANC internal struggles not affect innocent people. The hooligans should have invaded Free State Stadium - a centenary venue to vent their anger there.Blocking the road and intimidating road user is condenmed in strongest possible terms.

      Renier - 2012-01-05 23:14

      Yes,yes! As with all public disturbances the affected people can not do any thing about the problem of the demonstrators.

  • Silvana - 2012-01-06 06:25

    Tree to tree

  • Breinlekkasie - 2012-01-06 06:31

    They can show their dissatisfaction by voting for the ANC in the next elections!

  • jack.kukard - 2012-01-06 07:17

    Nothing changes with these idiots.......

  • Xolani Ziqubu - 2012-01-06 07:39

    Nothing is more annoying then people who sit on thier arses and complain the whole day. When one reads these comments all one sees is vailed rascisim. Some of you forget that the ANC does not equal black. There are a lot of white people who vote for them just as ther are a lot of black people who vote for the DA. Almost every comment thread i read i see the same kind of comments. Here is a noble idea for all you disgruntled people :Australia. Let people who are concerned stay and fight for what is right.

      Kevin - 2012-01-06 08:07

      Exactly what the now extinct National Party used to say to its opponents whislt using state resources and legislation to bolster their position.

      rianadk - 2012-01-06 08:07

      So where is YOUR idea Xolani?

      Jerhone - 2012-01-06 09:20

      haven't seen any fightin' yet, is keeping quiet like you called fightin'? the only whites that vote ANC are the parasites who are using the ANC and their policies to enrich themselves, these are the ones that hold two passports ready to board the first plane when the sh*t hits the fan

      John - 2012-01-06 10:25

      Xolani Ziqubu,Look what's being said about your beloved cANCer today on Aljazzeera: http://www.aljazeera.com/video/africa/2012/01/20121663511516164.html

      Renier - 2012-01-06 10:45

      "The party came to power 18 years ago promising equality for all South Africans, job creation and better services." They could not comply to their promise because they are still partying.

  • Karabo - 2012-01-06 09:32

    I think they really felt bad about being left out.

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