ANC to discipline members in violent protests

2012-06-29 13:15

ANC members who organise violent protests will be disciplined, the party has said.

National executive committee member Ayanda Dlodlo told a briefing following deliberations in the ANC’s policy conference in Midrand today that although the party was fine with peaceful protests, violent protests were not acceptable.

At the national general council in 2010 the gathering instructed the national executive committee “to be serious about discipline in its ranks,” Dlodlo said.

“If members of ANC protest in peaceful protest action that is not an issue. The issue becomes problematic when they get involved in violent protest action but also start destroying property,” she said.

She said communities that are unhappy about not having water, should not burn down a clinic.

Then the ANC’s rule about disciplinary action kicks in, she said.

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