ANC member stabbed outside court

2012-11-08 17:17

Johannesburg - An ANC member was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle outside the Taung Magistrate's Court in North West on Thursday, police said.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the man was among hundreds of ANC members, from two factions, who had gathered at the court.

They were there for the appearance of a party member who had been arrested for shooting another member on Sunday.

He was to face a charge of attempted murder, pointing of a firearm and the unlawful possession of a firearm.

"Police used stun grenades to separate the two groups who started throwing stones at each other.... As they dispersed, the man was stabbed," said Ngubane.

The attacker was not immediately arrested.

The stabbed man was treated at a local clinic and later laid a charge with the police.

"We will make an arrest soon," said Ngubane.

Sunday's shooting came amid a party dispute in the Magogong Village.

"One of the two fighting groups had a meeting at Magogong Primary School. The other group was not invited to the meeting, which was aimed at... discussing the delegation to the African National Congress' conference in Mangaung," said Ngubane.

"There was a prior agreement between the two groups that they will jointly hold a meeting for that purpose."

The uninvited group was apparently barred from entering the school premises by armed "security guards" and an argument broke out.

"One of the security guards inside the schoolyard drew a firearm and pointed [it at] a lady who was among the locked-out group, but no shot was fired," said Ngubane.

"[A] few moments after that, a shot was fired and that was when a man was hit in the chest."

He was in a serious, but stable condition in hospital.

  • LutherKingsley - 2012-11-08 17:22

    Please publish the race, gender, age and general description of this criminal so that the public can be on the lookout and assist with this case.

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-08 17:36

      The ANC implosion gathering speed. When the locals killed foreigners in the wave of Xenophobia, it was merely a question of time before the cracks appeared amongst local tribes. Tribophobia might be the ext big word. Can I patent that?

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-11-08 17:57

      They were very quick to release the census stats on how much the different races earn, not so keen to talk about race when it comes to crime though.

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-08 18:36

      CRIMINAL..wearing anc tshirt, SMELL MUTI ALL OVER HIM..oh bad description..all anc members are criminals

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-08 18:39


      grant.hide - 2012-11-08 21:43

      Actually i disagree, i beleive whites earn less than the elite by a few thousand percent. U know the ones they elected.

  • tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-11-08 17:36

    Yes JZ, the African way.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-08 18:03

      In my professional opinion,you are talking sheet.

      tommy.jones.754918 - 2012-11-08 18:15

      But isn't this part of African justice.

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-08 18:43

      OH THEMBA ARE BACK..THEMBA MY urself a favour..go to the nearest police station an ask for stats from 2002-2012, what political party always have interanal fighting.. an well u there..get stats how violent black criminals are with all races..check the rape..hijacks,corruptions,fraud,murder,thefts..atm bombing an the list goes on an on

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-08 17:46

    Nothing surprising there considering that hooligans in the ANC are led by the corrupt and morally corrupt former goatherder who should be in jail

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-08 18:46

      ok u acknowledge how corrupt the anc stil u gona vote for them.. JUST DONT VOTE THEMBA!!!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-08 19:04

      Are you a sangoma? That's the only way you can predict who I am going to vote for, stupid little man

      storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-08 19:09


      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-09 09:00

      Storm, yes I have denying your stupid argument that a minority of barbarians are representative of Africans or their culture. But because your brain is located in your behind, you refuse to listen. I asked you why black communities kill people who kill others if mutilating others is their culture, and you played dumb. Phil Nel, show me where I said what you claim I said or hou jou bek mannetjie

  • superfastglue.stickittodaman - 2012-11-08 19:10

    Not our boeramag my friend, nobody voted for them !

      mlungisi.magada - 2012-11-09 10:29

      But you are just as racist and stupid as they are.

  • sandor.l.varga - 2012-11-08 19:52

    Very disappointing news... Only one ANC member was stabbed. Next time try harder dear comrades.

      mlungisi.magada - 2012-11-09 10:30

      you are next

  • Kekeletso.nax - 2012-11-08 20:09

    I hope this is an ANC and a country Zuma is proud of, because I'm not impressed

  • izan.botes.7 - 2012-11-08 20:42

    typical animal behavior i do not even know why incidents like this still make the news headlines.

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