ANC hearings mean more disruptions - DA
Johannesburg - Continuing to hold the ANC disciplinary hearings against its top youth league leaders at Luthuli House will lead to more "disruptive demonstrations" in Johannesburg, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.
"We can expect more mayhem that will disrupt businesses and threaten ordinary life in the inner city," DA Gauteng caucus leader Jack Bloom said in a statement.
"Last week two sittings of the Gauteng legislature were in danger of being cancelled because members had difficulty in accessing the building."
If the disruptions continued, it would be an "appalling victory for mob rule".
"Make no mistake, this type of violent street protest is a serious threat to democracy," said Bloom.
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Masenogi are facing charges of misconduct.
Malema also faces individual charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions in ANC ranks.