‘Stop intimidating other parties’

2010-04-03 13:13

THE Congress of the People (Cope) has called for political

tolerance in KwaZulu-Natal after homes belonging to some of its members were

torched in recent weeks.

Cope leader in Parliament Mvume Dandala was speaking at an Easter

service in KwaSizabantu on Saturday when he accused the African National

Congress (ANC) of breaking the law.

Cope spokesperson Phillip Dexter said: “The point we are making is

that it is illegal to destroy people’s property . . . We are asking that the ANC

intervene and stop its members from intimidating other parties.”

In March police reported that about 600 ANC supporters had embarked

on an illegal protest in Durban’s Clermont area.

At the time police spokesperson

Superintendent Vincent Mdunge said two shacks were burned down but no injuries

were reported.

Police used rubber bullets to disperse the unruly crowd, which had

stoned them. Cope said the attacks were an attempt by the ANC to push it out of



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