Congolese protest outside court

2012-01-23 14:45

Johannesburg - About 300 Congolese nationals protested outside the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court on Monday as some of their countrymen appeared in court for public violence.

The protesters were being dispersed by police and traffic was backed up around Joe Slovo Drive, said Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

"They did not apply to have a protest so we are escorting them out."

On Friday, police arrested 150 supporters of rival Congolese political factions for public violence linked to the recent election in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

They were arrested after a series of clashes between expatriate supporters of Congolese President Joseph Kabila and opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.

  • phumlanii - 2012-01-23 15:27

    They really got the nerve to protest in our country. We have been merciful and allowed them to stay in our grounds and now they protest about what is going on in their country.

      Whitty - 2012-01-23 17:00

      How old are you phumulani? you are able to comment so freely because we used their countries to defeat the monster. If it wasn't them you would be computer illiterate also.

      lerumo.mkhonto - 2012-01-23 18:01

      Whitty wake up man/woman. They supported us because they wanted us to fight racism as they are black too. They wanted us to defeat the regime because it was too strong and it was setting a bad example to their subjects who were living a lower standard than blacks under Apartheid. The whole world supported the struggle but they don't feel like we owe them their livelihoods. In actual fact the poor African countries were given support by the International community for supporting the struggle against Apartheid. Stop this myth that we owe anyone for supporting the struggle against Apartheid which was declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations

  • winston.mullany - 2012-01-23 15:31

    Piss off back to your own country and protest there!

  • william - 2012-01-23 15:31

    There is only one thing these Congolese people should do!!! GO BACK TO THERE OWN COUNTRY AND GO AND TOY,TOY THERE!!!

  • Gideon - 2012-01-23 15:35

    They must just bugger off now. We have enough crap to deal with as it is, there's no time to babysit a bunch of rowdy Congolese trying to bash eachother's brains out. Bugger off back to Kinshasa, or Goma, or wherever the hell you came from.

  • Zion - 2012-01-23 15:58

    Let us just forget about this ubuntu story and despatch these people back to where they come from. While they are living off the fat of the land they are causing problems we just do not need. Throw them in jail for a month or two then they will change their mind about SA friendliness. Sadly our government just does not pack the punch.

  • Hector - 2012-01-23 16:15

    Go back to the Sh1t hole you created in your own country ... We have enough poeple ..(Spelling on purpose ) here doing it all ready we don't need outside contractors ..

  • fabrice.tunda - 2012-01-23 17:46

    That's good...

  • Francois - 2012-01-23 18:01

    I like South Africa, only uninformed people like the guys commenting on the article can voice their wrong views on issues.I'm a tax payer, I file my tax return every single year and know my rights and don't need your authorisation( you who are commenting: Anna-Marie, william, winston ,etc...) to condemn what is wrong.Do we ever knock to your doors for help, assistance. You need to come out of your box and see the reality.I truly like comrade Juju, he knows at least where came from and where he is going to. So for you it's normal for 1 person the mobilise a Unit of the SA Police without a mandate and start arresting people coz he gave some kind of bribes to some dark people who are operating within the SA police? These are the kind of guys who should be arrested and thrown out of the Police force. They are shaming this beatifull country and again I don't need your consent (you who are commenting: Anna-Marie, william, winston ,etc...) for me to do that

      Gideon - 2012-01-23 21:12

      Pardon? What?

      Gideon - 2012-01-23 21:14

      Oh, you are Congolese! And you are upset that WE are shaming OUR beautiful country! Now I understand! How about your countrymen behave themselves like civilized people in my country, and then the big bad police won't hurt them so much?

      winston.mullany - 2012-01-24 07:56

      Who gives a s%$# what you think!

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2012-01-23 19:45

    Go back and toyi toyi in Congo. SAPS does not to spend resources on these people. Foreigners don't have to dictate terms in our country. Our constitution has many loopholes that foreigners took advantage of.

  • Francois - 2012-01-24 10:23

    Ooops, Mr Tshivhombela Fhatuwani ,what a waste!Your atmosphere is really filled with xenophobic views ,only bright sons and daughters of this country had the privilege to elaborate the current SA Constitution not individuals with squared views like you .Gideon of all the people you are considering yourself civilized and calling yourself South African! unfortunately the country is not led by people like you. Have the courage to take a billboard with the mention : The ANC has done a good job on that front by ensuring that only people who understand the big picture and real SA interests to lead the country.

  • Guelord - 2012-01-24 17:12

    there is no smoke without fire

  • Leonard - 2012-01-25 19:20

    Jenifer i want to tell you that congolese people living in south africa are not affraid to return home. but you need to higlight the illegal implication of your country( south africa) in the election process in DRC. why your president is supporting joseph kabila while congolese don't like that man? also Khulubuse Zuma has illegal business with joseph kabila can you first blame your people that are destroying DRC then you can ask congolese to go back? but you need to remeber that when you people where struggling with appartheid regim,you got a lot of help from other african country including DRC that was Zaire.... remeber that when former president nelson mandela came out of jail, he first visited DRC in his speach there he thanks the people of congo by helping south africains to fihgt the racism and appartheid

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