DA spokesperson arrested near Parliament - reports

2015-02-12 17:29
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Cape Town – DA spokesperson Marius Redelinghuys and the party’s metro chairperson Shaun August have reportedly been arrested.

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According to Jacaranda News their arrest came shortly after police used “heavy-handed tactics” to disperse a group of DA supporters “observing” the arrivals for the State of the Nation address in Adderley Street in the Cape Town CBD.

Former MP Gareth Morgan tweeted: “Apparently [Redelinghuys was] arrested in Adderley Street for enquiring why DA members were being moved by SAPS.”

Police are on full alert around the city as guests and MPs make their way to Parliament.

DA MP Dianne Kolher-Barnard said Redelinghuys was shoved into the street and arrested by riot police outside Parliament before being chucked in to a police van.

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