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Journo assault trial to begin

2012-03-22 08:39

Polokwane - The assault trial of an ANC Youth League member accused of hitting a journalist on the head with a brick begins in the Polokwane Magistrate's court on Thursday.

Clifford Mohloana, 30, allegedly assaulted Limpopo-based freelance journalist Chester Makana during the African National Congress's provincial elective conference in December.

Makana had been investigating allegations that duplicate voting tags were being printed at a photocopying shop, shortly before delegates at the conference elected 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 police on December 18 after learning that they were looking for him.

Comments
  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-22 08:44

    ANCYL is in hot water!!! Looks like it needs a complete overhaul and restructuring and a change in its ideals... Violence, personal attacks, tender issues... fraud, theft, lying... who wants to be apart of the biggest gang in this country?

      colingkearns - 2012-03-22 08:58

      Acronyms being the order of the day, you're spot on..should be ANCYGang.

      lindz.kok - 2012-03-22 10:07

      well put no more than little pathetic gangster wanna be's

  • Pieter - 2012-03-22 09:15

    He is 30 and in the youth league?? LOL!

      lindz.kok - 2012-03-22 10:08

      he is not the first "Youth" to be over 30, probly still doing his matric.

      Chimera - 2012-03-22 14:20

      30 is his physical age. His mental age is 12.

  • Peter - 2012-03-22 09:15

    Why is a 30 year old considered a youth?

      Paul - 2012-03-22 10:11

      Mentally!!!

      Chimera - 2012-03-22 14:20

      30 is his physical age. His mental age is 12.

  • Andre - 2012-03-22 09:20

    Youth (not so youthful) is a reflection of things to come. Their thuggery behaviour an lack of civilized norms and understanding of basic principles and concepts are quite concerning. It is merely a repetition seen all over Africa and in the so-called "un-educated masses" of this continent. Instead of focussing on making a contribution to improve peoples lives and living standards, they undermine those they supposed to represent and attempt to enrich themselves wherever an opportunity exists or create one where one does not exist. On this trend their destination is doomed.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-22 09:34

    Life imprisonment would be to good for this idiot

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