Protesting ANCYL supporters barge into Durban Absa bank

2017-01-26 12:30
The ANCYL outside a Durban CBD branch of Absa bank. (Jeff Wicks/News24)

The ANCYL outside a Durban CBD branch of Absa bank. (Jeff Wicks/News24)

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Durban – Protesting ANC Youth League supporters pushed their way into an Absa bank branch in the Durban central business district on Thursday morning.

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Hundreds of supporters are gathered at the bank and some have forced their way in.

The protest forms part of a national drive by the league to occupy the bank.

Similar action is expected in economic hubs across the country.

Clad in party colours, ANCYL supporters crowded the pavement outside the Anton Lembede Street branch.

Their ranks were increased as bus after bus arrived.

The members are picketing outside the bank after a Public Protector report found it had benefitted from an apartheid-era bailout when it bought Bankorp.

In a statement, the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal said: "The picket is part of a national call for action against Absa in order to force it to pay back the money it looted from our people."

This is a developing story.

(Jeff Wicks, News24)

(Jeff Wicks, News24)

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