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Magashule rioters occupy lawyers' office

2012-09-19 10:21

Bloemfontein - A riotous group of supporters of Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule occupied the offices of Bezuidenhout Attorneys in Bloemfontein earlier this week, the Volksblad newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The group stormed into the offices on Monday and demanded copies of documents in the court case against Free State ANC leaders.

The attorney for the ANC faction which wants to unseat Magashule, Stephan Bezuidenhout, told the newspaper this amounted to intimidation.

His clients, who were unhappy ANC members, were in a legal tussle with Magashule and 25 other members of the Free State ANC about the legality of the provincial party elective conference held in Parys in June.

Magashule was re-elected as leader of the Free State ANC at the conference.

The newspaper reported that the group was brought to the attorney’s offices in buses, and sang and danced there, refusing to leave until they got copies of the documents.

Free State ANC secretary William Bulwane was not aware of the incident.

He told the newspaper the action was probably organised at branch level.

The occupiers eventually voluntarily left the offices.

Police were on standby, but kept themselves busy by regulating traffic in front of the attorney’s office, the newspaper reported.

Comments
  • Hotbuttered - 2012-09-19 10:31

    Typical! Always demanding and intimidating! a Tree has a higher IQ!

      jock.black.50 - 2012-09-19 10:50

      Same old story for 18 years, the minority remains disciplined and hardworking while all odds are against them, the majority remains violent, ill-disciplined and criminal.... we'll see how the "majority" votes in 2014... birds of a feather..

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-19 12:06

      You must have a wooden block where your brain should be. A few buses of unemployed, gullible people hardly represents the “majority.” You should change your name to Jerk Woodenblockhead

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-19 10:51

    we demant for free because its our rights

      heini.botes - 2012-09-19 11:02

      I don't know you and sincerely hope your comment was an attempt of humor??

      phillys.winterbottom - 2012-09-19 11:30

      Sorry Heini but mantothievearsewipe was not being funny. In its tiny peanut brain it has worked out that if other useless cretins can "demund fo frie" then so can it!!!!

      thozi - 2012-09-19 12:25

      See what I mean?

  • pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-19 10:53

    In true South African Style!

  • sharron.forsyth - 2012-09-19 11:04

    ANC LEADER THIS AND ANC LEADER THAT!!! Too many leaders and not enough anything else. A political party only needs one leader.

  • francois.olivier.108 - 2012-09-19 11:17

    Shout and dance outside as much as you like, but you don't know where your rights end. Entering a private office shouting and demanding stuff that does not belong to you is criminal. It is called trespassing and attempted theft. It is not very difficult for SAPS to find out who you are. The bus company surely knows who paid them. The SAPS must arrest and charge you and the ruling party must make sure that they do because it is a small minority that gives the rest a bad name. Act firmly.

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-19 12:29

      What about african society? That culture with the open hand. In 400 years Africa has learned very little despite all the support from the west. Even examples do not work. Any witchdoctor with a rabbit can take over a mine in a moments notice. Is it not then that the problem lies with african culture and its resistance to learning and education? Or am I missing it? There is no difference between the murderous miners at LonMin mine and the raving islamic lunatics (Allah is an arabian moongod) that attack embassies to kill innocent people. The perceived shackles of Africa are imaginary as long as there are ancestors, tokoloshes, witchdoctors, muti, cannibalism, zombies. The african way is to have an indaba. Afterwards you go home and then the problem is solved? So the real cause of Africa's problems is the vacuum of endemic inaction, procrastination or downright illwill of certain people in government that are only there to enrich themselves.

  • nkhensa - 2012-09-19 11:24

    Now why is jocob Zuma n his pappets nt sending soldier to dis striking bastards hu s disturbing lawful prosess bt unhappy citizens?

      thozi - 2012-09-19 12:54

      I understand if you don't really know someone's name or you don't really like him, you call him a "comrade". Likewise, if nt sure of y'r english, do "SMS" lingo.

  • rick.machiavelli.1 - 2012-09-19 11:25

    Typical anc people. Should have thrown them out his offices. Rights of admission trump rights of unlawful illiterates.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-19 11:26

    Every action or protest staged by ANC members is carefully planned at presidential level before taking place, the ANC has successfully used smoke and mirrors to confuse and confound the public since day one

  • ntsiki.mdeni - 2012-09-19 12:16

    Illegal gathering, trespassing and intimidation. Now where are those teargas-gun-wielding cops with nayalas and helicopters?

      thabo.shabalala.94 - 2012-09-19 12:49

      After Marikana they to scared to act, you will see from now on the Police will only stand and watch (regulate traffic)

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-09-19 12:44

    the documents for what? they properly want to make he courts ungovernable

  • tefo.ramakatsa.5 - 2012-11-03 18:56

    there is one thing people dont want to accept is to be defeated, they must accept that their ignorance of not following the constitution has killed them, look you can just wakeup n bring your own laws come on, u dnt dream and fell into real of it just like that. Anc got constitution n must be followed

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