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Maimane locked in by protesters in KZN

2016-05-03 11:24
DA leader Mmusi Maimane on his walkabout in Durban. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Durban - Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane had a rocky start to his walkabout in Wentworth, south of Durban, on Tuesday, when he was locked in for "about 15 minutes" at a shelter he was visiting to inspect the living conditions.

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It is believed that protesters - who claimed to have walked over from the DA to the ANC on Sunday - locked the entrance gate to The Ark shelter.

DA councillor Aubrey Snyman intervened, got hold of a key and managed to unlock the gate, so Maimane, DA supporters and members of the media could exit.

A News24 reporter, who was on the scene, said ANC and DA members were chanting their respective parties' names. At one stage the DA grouping was standing one side of the gate, and the ANC supporters on the other side, shouting at one another.

The DA delegation was in the area to engage with different communities and address service delivery issues, among other things.


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