DA 'attacked' by ANC supporters while preparing for Tshwane launch

2015-10-24 09:24
(Amanda Khoza, News24)

(Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Johannesburg - The DA claims it was attacked by ANC supporters in Pretoria on Friday while preparing for the launch of its Tshwane mayoral candidate Solly Msimanga's campaign.

"Late [on Friday] afternoon ANC supporters physically attacked DA supporters and staff members, who have subsequently been taken to hospital for treatment," the party said in a statement.

"The ANC’s violent actions today are the clearest indication yet that they can lose Tshwane and that the DA can win in next year’s local government election."

The Democratic Alliance said equipment which was to be used at the launch was destroyed.

Msimanga's campaign launch was supposed to be held on Saturday but has been postponed to Sunday.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane is expected to brief media on Saturday about the incident.

"The DA will not be intimidated by the ANC’s violence. We remain steadfast to bring the change that Tshwane so desperately needs," the party said.

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