Chaos at Rustenburg council meeting

2016-08-19 11:38
ANC members demand to be let in by police. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

ANC members demand to be let in by police. (Lizeka Tandwa, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Rustenburg - Drama and pandemonium erupted at the Rustenburg Civic Centre on Friday, where the first sitting of council was taking place.

An ANC supporter was assaulted by EFF supporters who were trying to bar the ANC from the hall where the public was meant to observe the proceedings. 

Angry ANC supporters then flooded the entrance, demanding that the police remove the EFF. 

More than a hundred ANC supporters, dressed in party T-shirts, then tried to force their way in as police pushed them out of the hall. 

ANC supporters told police they would not leave the hall until they had drawn blood from the EFF. 

Meanwhile, in the council assembly, the incoming councillors were being sworn in.

There are 89 council seats in total.

The ANC has 43 seats and the opposition parties have 46 seats.

The outcome will depend on who the smaller parties - the Botho Community Movement (BCM) and the African Independent Congress (AIC) - vote for.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  rustenburg  |  local elections 2016

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.