DRC protesters, cops clash in Johannesburg

2011-12-05 12:48

Johannesburg - A group of protesters from the Democratic Republic of Congo clashed with police outside the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday.

The shutters were three-quarters down at the entrance to the ruling party's offices where the party's national executive committee (NEC) customarily meets on Mondays.

According to a vendor, shots were fired but the police and metro police on the scene said they were not allowed to speak to the media.

The police media spokesperson was not immediately available.

Two blocks of Sauer Street were cordoned off and the crowd regrouped opposite Beyers Naude Square.

They carried posters saying President Jacob Zuma should stay out of Congolese affairs.

That country is in the throes of a contested election which is being monitored by South African observers.

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  • Ian - 2011-12-05 12:57

    yes stay out of the congos affairs and the whole of africas affairs, send all illegals packing and seal our borders sadf style, then and only then will the insane crime rate drop like a stone in a lake

      GeeWizz - 2011-12-05 13:01

      Give this man a "Bells"

      Ian - 2011-12-05 13:14

      @GeeWizz can i have a double lol ;)

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:35

      i for see drug prices going up soon

      Djongo - 2011-12-05 14:45

      @ivan.coetzee2 we do not Qualify for RDP houses, grant or whatsoever stop talking your ignorance is pathetic

  • Zion - 2011-12-05 13:20

    What are these people (protesters) doing in SA in the first place. If they are so attached to their own country then why not go fight the good fight there. The authorities should treat them like most other host countries do: repatriate them after a short prison term. In Sunny South Africa we have Zimbobweans as the shadow government on the streets, Nigerians running the economy and the crime syndicates, Mozambicans mining illegally, A sase haven for deposed leaders and a host of other nations and nationalities running the country except legal South Africans. And ubuntu is only a fiction of the imagination born in the apartheid years.

  • Marion - 2011-12-05 13:45

    I agree 100% that SA must stay out of their affairs... that means they should not be granted refugee status to come study, work etc., in SA. I really like my next door neighbours, they are good people, but I hate the fact that they have a constant flow of people through their house which seems to operate as a halfway house or something. Oh, did I mention that they are Congolese? That aside, in the street I live in most of the residents in my block are foreigners and overcrowding is rife.

      Djongo - 2011-12-05 14:19

      out of context!!!

      Djongo - 2011-12-05 14:28

      Apartheid still 100% in ur head!!!

      Marion - 2011-12-05 14:32

      @Djongo... if you are going to say 'out of context' every time you disagree with a posting you may as well copy it to paste because every discussion here ends up being 'out of context' with the original article. It's a bit like sitting in your house chatting with your mates and the conversation wanders all over the place. Commenting about foreigners is hardly apartheid... more like xenophobia...

  • Noninho - 2011-12-05 14:07

    The SA governement sent more than 5 million ballot papers in DRC 2 days after elections day. Those ballot papers are suspected to be sent to allow the ruling president J. kabila to cheat.

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:11

      did you even vote for change in your country ?

      Noninho - 2011-12-05 14:19

      Yes. and I'll also vote for change in your brain a** hole.

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:31

      YAAAAAAAAAWN..................its not worth it

  • Djongo - 2011-12-05 14:18

    Do u know that Jz was in DRc few weeks back to sign millions $ deal with the out going president and that SA sent 74 soldiers to the DRC to secure the election

  • Mbadu - 2011-12-05 14:20

    i think most of you people who are saying negative comment u should look at the bottom of the problem before making stupid comment like idiot who never went to school. let me explain to you what those consolese people really mean by saying that zuma should stop what is doing in the DRC AS all of you know that the were election in drc and kabila is unpopulaire which everyone knows that so zuma and the all the europpeen country are forcing us and trying to cheat so that kabila can be elected again for the seconde time. i hope u will understand now

      tbooze - 2011-12-05 14:32


  • Djongo - 2011-12-05 14:21

    For your information, a lot of congolese in SA are not illegal and are more educated than the average South African ( let it be White or Black) if you want proof check with Universities. Some of us are self employed and creating jobs for the locals and those who are employed usually excel. Don't be quick to insult if you don't know your own history. where were your fathers during apartheid???????

      Noninho - 2011-12-05 14:34

      They were in Zambia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zaire(DRC)

  • Noninho - 2011-12-05 14:31

    Zuma went to DRC to sign a multy-million contract with the DRC governement to supply SA with electricity from Inga. Y? bcoz SA will be out of coal and nuclear energy by 2050. Pleaz use ur brains b4 u leave comment here.

  • Mbadu - 2011-12-05 14:35

    most of u guys are posting stupid comment u should understand the reality outside south africa we just election and 5 million ballot paper voted on favor of the ruling party was discovered in joburg airport by the congolese media which we showed it to the all world even SABC was called to see that, so that why we understand that zuma is aware of those ballot paper cheating that is why u are seeing people protesting. any maybe u guys doesn't know any thing except just sitting there fulling yous self with those stupid comment

      Marion - 2011-12-05 14:43

      Have you got proof that it was the ANC government that was sending those ballot papers to DRC? Have you got proof that JZ knew about those ballot papers? How do you know that they weren't printed by Congolese, in SA, who don't want to see a change in government in DRC?

  • Mohsin - 2011-12-05 14:41

    the entire africa must become self efficient dont rely on sa for everything and then come to sa and expect everything for nothing! time to go home aliens!

  • pkmaboko - 2011-12-05 15:14

    Many people got no brain.....and need some brain scan....its unfortunate....Please think twice before posting a comment on a sensitive and political issue like this 1.....

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