Zille: ANC is a violent organisation

By Drum Digital
12 February 2014

The ANC is a violent organisation which does not respect the Constitution, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

"The ANC behaved like the ANC normally behaves," she told reporters after the disruption of the DA's march for "real jobs" in Johannesburg earlier.

"They can't be trusted to lead a democracy."

She said the African National Congress held an illegal march and came armed. She questioned why the police did not stop them. DA members boarded buses and left.

Zille said she would consult her lawyers about taking legal action against the ANC. DA spokesman Mmusi Maimane said the ANC could not be allowed to carry on that way.

"We can't accept this behaviour," he said referring to ANC members storming the DA march.

"It is a violation of our democracy."

The DA never made it to Beyers Naude Square, a block from the ANC's headquarters, Luthuli House, where it had planned to hand over a memorandum to the ANC.

Maimane said they were assured that a ruling party delegation would be there to receive it. He said the DA came to march peacefully and it was the ANC that was violent. - Sapa

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