Chairs thrown at ANC meeting

2012-11-06 09:13
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Johannesburg - An ANC branch meeting in the Eastern Cape ended with thrown chairs and injuries, the DispatchOnline reported on Tuesday.

The Ward 28 branch, which includes parts of Gonubie and Beacon Bay, abandoned its meeting on Sunday after waiting eight hours for a quorum.

African National Congress Qinirha branch executive committee member Thulani Mthwa told the website only 46 of the 147 members needed for the quorum had shown up for the meeting.

The meeting was facilitated by Buffalo City Metro regional executive committee member Mbulelo Nkonzo and regional chairperson Zukisa Faku.

When the postponement was announced, a member reportedly charged at Nkonzo.

"We tried to defuse the fight, but chairs were thrown at us. When we tried to run away, the doors were chained. We were left with no choice but to fight for our lives," branch executive committee member Mncekeleli Molose told the DispatchOnline.

He suffered a cut to the ear. Another member Xolisa Jita sustained jaw injuries. Both were hospitalised.

- SAPA
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