Friends of the Youth League stoned

2012-08-11 15:04

Friends of the Youth League (FYL) members in Limpopo were pelted with stones in a drunken fight when they tried to hold a meeting in Motetama, in the Sekhukune district.

Police spokesman Hangwani Malaudzi said two cars were damaged and the meeting, planned for late yesterday afternoon, had to be called off when the two groups clashed and two cars were damaged.

“Most of the people there were intoxicated,” Malaudzi said.

“We want to send a clear warning that if people are intoxicated, they will be arrested in future,” he said.

Nobody was arrested yesterday but police are still investigating.

Two Limpopo sources, who were not at the meeting but who had been informed about it, said the attack on the FYL was by opponents of expelled youth league leader Julius Malema.

Despite rumours that Malema was at the Limpopo meeting, a source close to him said they were travelling to KwaZulu-Natal last night to canvass support there.

“We heard about that event as we were driving to KZN,” he said by SMS.

Limpopo sources said ANC Youth League provincial secretary Jacob Lebogo was among the FYL delegation, but his phone was off when City Press tried to call him today.

Malaudzi said the police did not take kindly to yesterday’s meeting, because they were not informed about it despite issuing an instruction that the police should be informed about political gatherings so that they could “put proper security measures in place”.

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