ANC North West condemns attack

2013-07-23 08:55

Johannesburg - The North West ANC has described the attack of a man on his way to a National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) rally as "barbaric".

"The African National Congress in the North West condemns with disdain the barbaric attack of Andrew Matlapeng Nkomo," spokesperson Kenny Morolong said in a statement on Monday night.

"Nkomo was allegedly attacked by unidentified hooligans at Nkaneng informal settlement. We further refute reports that Nkomo has died. The ANC wishes him a speedy recovery."

Morolong said Nkomo sustained serious injuries to his neck and head. He was discharged from hospital on Monday and was receiving treatment at home.

Leadership of the ANC in the province would visit Nkomo on Thursday, said Morolong. Nkomo is a member of the ANC from Segwela informal settlement.

"The ANC is making a clarion call to all affected parties to desist from any acts of provocation, violence and intimidation and to respect the Marikana Peace Accord signed on the 25 February," said Morolong.

On Sunday, NUM was trying to recruit new members after losing its majority union status to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union at Lonmin's Marikana mine.

The union has referred a dispute about the interpretation and implementation of its recognition agreement with the platinum mining company to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.

Forty-four people were killed in Marikana last August during strike-related violence at Lonmin. Police shot 34 of them on 16 August.

Ten people, including two policemen and two security guards, were killed in the preceding week.

  • Marhumbu Ya Vahlave - 2013-07-23 09:05

    Primitive and Barbaric style of living miti endla swihari guys

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-07-23 09:54

      Wearing a NUM T-Shirt and being attacked makes you news worthy...maybe I must borrow a ANC T-shirt and ask my gardener to attack me. News headline "gardner attack boss because of anc t-shirt"

      Badger - 2013-07-23 09:58

      "barbaric" ????? This "Crowd" to "Mob" mentality is nothing new.

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-07-23 10:42

      Lets do the Time Warp Again!

  • warren-rodel - 2013-07-23 09:09

    But that's the sort of violence the ANC also does? So when are the ANC going to start doing something besides their useless condemning?

      Babs Putar - 2013-07-23 10:04

      ANC has the nerve to condemn this attack on NUM member, but what about the 69 attacks on white in May alone: 101 victims, 20 murders, 20 farm attacks. But Zuma condones this by staying quiet or telling us bull *"%% stories of how the crime rate has dropped!!!

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-07-23 10:44

      anc - Remember KZN in the 90's! You were knee deep in Zulu blood!

      warren-rodel - 2013-07-23 12:54

      The violence happened between the IFP and ANC on a 24/7 basis, now its any body and everybody, no rules = no culture.

  • Poloko Pique Mphatsoe - 2013-07-23 09:20

    talking ├Ânly will cant stop killings of pple in Nkaneng.

  • Jaco Jan Le Roux - 2013-07-23 09:26

    The ANC condemning these people as hooligans, their response is very strange seeing that one never hear them ANC speak out about farm murders and some other murders and the brutality behind it in the same way? ANC you have double standards, why is these attackers called hooligans, but "others" are normal criminals in your eyes??

  • Sontshatsha Kwezi - 2013-07-23 09:27

    The sooner the ANC and its alliance accept the fact that AMCU defeated them the better for all of us.

  • Mkhuseli Njamela - 2013-07-23 09:36

    ANC blame your NUM for not taking workers problems seriously inseady they are enjoying ANC politics...

      Armstrong Dreadnaught - 2013-07-23 10:49

      A Trade Union should be just that, a trade union. Then rthere would not have been the Marakana Massacre. But we have Cosatu, SACP, ANCWL, ANCYL and all sorts of political garbage causing strife!

  • proudlysa - 2013-07-23 09:53

    Is that not how the ANC deals with their "opponents"??? Kill, threaten, intimidate. What you sow is what you will reap. Different story if you get your own medicine back

  • Happy Moloto - 2013-07-23 10:09

    ANC can you please tell NUM that AMCU is now the biggest union and they must accept. simple as that and this violence will stop you bloody domkops.

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