DA concerned about ANC violence

2012-11-30 14:36
(File, Sapa)

(File, Sapa)

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

Cape Town - The increasing violence within North West ANC factions is concerning, the Democratic Alliance said on Friday.

DA spokesperson Chris Hattingh said the attempted murder of ANC provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge on Friday morning was indicative of a high level of intolerance.

"The vicious factional fighting, which has become endemic at both provincial and local government levels, has nothing to do with policy or philosophy differences, but everything to do with power and the control over financial resources.

"It is clear that the North West ANC has become leaderless, with Premier Thandi Modise sidelined to the status of a mere spectator."

He claimed this supposed leadership vacuum was being "exploited", allegedly by different factions.

Doctor Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district ANC secretary, Solly Matobo, confirmed the shooting outside Mataboge's home in Mmabatho around 2am.

He said Mataboge's wife phoned them in a panic and they rushed to the scene.

"We rushed there to investigate, but on the way to the house we found the secretary running away from his home towards the hotel. We picked him up," he said.

"He told us that four bullets were fired and hit his car. He was not hurt. We cannot speculate at this stage on the reason for the shooting, but it may be politically motivated."

Sad occasion

Provincial police confirmed a case of attempted murder was being investigated.

Provincial ANC spokesman Kenny Morolong condemned the "hideous" attack, calling on police to expedite the investigation so arrests could be made.

"We wish Comrade Kabelo Mataboge and his family well on this sad occasion, and wish to assure them that the ANC will spare no effort in ensuring that these criminals face the full might of the law."

There had been at least two other incidents of political violence this month.

On 4 November, a man was shot in the chest during an ANC meeting in the Magogong Village in Taung. Police arrested Final Kgodumo, 37, in connection with the shooting.

Four days later, a party member was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle outside the Taung Magistrate's Court, where Kgodumo was appearing.

Police arrested a person for the attack.

The North West ANC provincial nomination conference was scheduled to take place later on Friday.

- SAPA
Read more on:    da  |  anc  |  chris hattingh  |  thandi modise  |  kabelo mataboge  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
4 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014

Check out some of the sexiest celebrity Instagrams of 2014!

 
 

I love summer.24

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Restaurant Manager

Western Cape
SET Recruitment Consultants
R20 000 - R30 000 Per Month

Area Manager - Retail

Western Cape
Evolve Personnel
R20 000 - R25 000 Per Month

upply Chain Manager

Western Cape
ZIMCO Group (PTY) Ltd
R30 000 - R40 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The energy today is serious, materialistic and hardworking. You may find you get a new outlook on things and you may want to spend...read more

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.