Gunmen open fire at ANC meeting

2012-09-27 10:11

Durban - Three ANC members were wounded when gunmen opened fire at random during a branch executive committee meeting in Welbedacht, near Chatsworth, in Durban, the party's KwaZulu-Natal branch said on Thursday.

Provincial ANC spokesperson Senzo Mkhize said branch chairperson Mbuzeni Ximba, deputy branch chairperson Sbu Mpanza and ward committee member Bulelani Mjoli were shot on Wednesday night.

Colonel Vincent Mdunge confirmed the shooting, at Imbaliyethu High School, and said the motive was not known at this stage.

The men were in critical, but stable conditions in hospital. One of them was shot in the leg. It was not clear where the other two were wounded.

  • nikondaniel - 2012-09-27 10:17

    ANC killing ANC.

      andrew.hendrikse - 2012-09-27 10:24

      proof that the ANC is it's own worst enemy

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-27 10:27

      What was it The A-Team used to say - 'I love it when a Plan comes together' - you go ANC the less of you the better for SA.

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-09-27 10:29

      ANC killing ANC = self chlorinating gene pool.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-27 10:30

      this place is becoming more scarier by the day. im starting to realize now when people tell me to get out while im still young.

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-09-27 10:36

      Now do you believe us that there is crime in SA.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-27 10:46

      Continuing violence begets violence. Can these hooligans not solve anything without the loss of life or arson or destruction?? Even schools,libraries and infrastructure.

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-27 11:02

      They could have been discussing the '2nd Transition' In short - A Bad Idea and a Bad Plan to 'Create an Enemy' --> ... without an enemy they have no standing. ... the plan falls short ... when .... You adopt -- 'Enemy Seeking Mode'-- The Enemy could be at the Meeting! -- they must be.

      nicholas.graan - 2012-09-27 11:05

      Can you imagine this happening in the House of Commons in London?

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-27 11:18

      All sing along: Oh-oh-oh-oh... Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, those cats were fast as lightning In fact it was a little bit fright'ning, but they fought with expert timing There was funky ANC men from funky ANCtown They were chopping them up, they were chopping them down It's an ancient ANC art, and everybody knew their part From a feint into a slip, then I'm kickin' from the hip Everybody was Kung Fu fighting, those cats were fast as lightning In fact it was a little bit fright'ning, but they fought with expert timing

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-09-27 11:20

      are you kidding me? you still removing comments anc24? nuch of moron loosers..!

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-27 11:31

      Is this not why Apartheid came about in the first place..? An extreme situation warrants extreme solutions... The only extra-vocabulary language they could muster was not the written language, it was the language of violence. Piet Retief was an extremely enlightened individual (for his time) - he approached Dingane to negotiate peaceful coexistence, Dingane insidiously deceived him and in cowardice murdered him, him party and his 13 year old son (brutally impaled while he was made to watch). It was the day it became clear to white Africans what kind of monster they share their land with. Andries Tatane, Marikana, panga-wielding mobs that tell their employers they will kill them in public, wild shoot-outs at ANC meetings, etc. The spiral of violence will soon be out of control. And at the center of the this VORTEX OF VIOLENCE sits the ANC - an entity that simply cannot govern a country.

      mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-27 11:48

      The way to go. Self-destruction. Can we please have more of this

      2zbunu - 2012-09-27 11:52

      I never heard of ANC killing ANC. Even those dark days of Apartheid ANC never killed ANC it was IFP which was killing ANC and ANC killing IFP.@Meneer when commenting comment something that will make sense not this unfounded insinuations.

      vambozha.mutemi.9 - 2012-09-27 11:57

      i like it for de shoot each other

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-27 12:07

      2zbunu, Ha, ha, ha, ha - you have obviously not heard about the ANC's torture camps in Angola. It was set up with the sole purpose by the ANC to torture and kill its own - it the way they 'manage' their subjects on the ground. Why do you not ask your king Jacob Zuma about it - he was one of the lead protagonists, in the torture and killing of his own; why do you think he refused to appear at the TRC hearings..? It is staggering how uninformed and naive the average black South African is...

  • merven.halo - 2012-09-27 10:20

    Anyone arrested? Bad reporting, again.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-27 10:48

      Sorry Mervan but a silly question. Cops present when Driver was attacked in JHBG two days ago. They saw the perpretators throwing stones, damaging truck, injuring driver but failed to arrest them. Now union denies that they were Union members. Please!!!!!!!

  • Billy - 2012-09-27 10:21

    i dont know if i should laugh or shake my head, both..? hit gone wrong?

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-27 10:22

    fighting over tenders

  • mknnko003 - 2012-09-27 10:22

    A total of 1202 police firearms have gone missing since the beginning of last year yet we're shocked when we become victim of violent crimes?

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-27 10:49

      Does anyone realise that this iism ore than one per day. Schocking!!!!

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-27 11:10

      the anc promised a safer place when Lucky Dube was killed in 2007 , yeah right as if that happened

  • Dave - 2012-09-27 10:24

    The rule of law strikes again...

  • zaatheist - 2012-09-27 10:25

    South Africa are ruled by various gangs of thugs, starting with the ANC itself. Then we have the taxi gangs, metro police gangs, Cosatu gangs, SAPS gangs ... Drug lords are the least of our problems.

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-09-27 11:35

      and you forgot about the Hawk gang mate !! they are the hist squat gang add them as well to the clan

  • phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-09-27 10:26

    The future ramifications of this are not good. Incidents like this can escalate and lead to retaliation. Somewhere along the line innocents will get hurt.

      markdoubleu - 2012-09-27 11:13

      Shanna, your casual disregard for human life based on political affiliation is deeply unsettling. I do not approve, at all, of the way the ANC is run, and I'm by no means a supporter. Violence, however, is not the answer to the conundrum that the ANC poses. It is to be abhorred, and certainly not celebrated as you seem to be doing.

      LouisJohannesMyburgh - 2012-09-27 11:55

      @markdoubleu I find it very rich that you made a comment like that. Where was the concern when the ANC was fighting for the struggle. How many lives were lost during that episode. Your very leaders that were involved with that struggle and murdered innocent people to accomplish what you have today. This is a very sad day for us people that had to endure the political nonsense of the past and to still have the same outcome today. As long as there is continuous blaming and demanding of entitlement SA will never come out of this ever growing hole that we are digging for ourselves.

      markdoubleu - 2012-09-27 15:45

      Louis, when the ANC were fighting 'for'(really?) the struggle, I was an ignorant, indoctrinated teenager. Also, I believe I made it clear that I'm not an ANC supporter. But my political affiliations (or lack of) aside, I expressed disapproval at Shanna's apparent approval of violence. The amount of dislikes my comment has garnered is every bit as disturbing as her (now removed) comment. Let me make this clear. I disapprove of violence. This is not filtered by race, religion or political affiliation. I don't believe anyone should be subjected to violence. I do wish that the faceless 'voters' would speak up and, as you have, tell my why, exactly, they disapprove of my disapproving of violence rather than hiding behind a vote button.

      LouisJohannesMyburgh - 2012-09-28 12:32

      @Markdoubleu I think we share the same view then. We as youngsters were forced into believing what was believed to be politically correct from both sides of the playing field. It is time for a leading party that has no recourse from the past to take its place( will be dam difficult). I think that this would be the only way to have a truly democratic ruling government. I have never approved of violence and never will. Just setting the record right on that.

  • jan.human - 2012-09-27 10:26

    These training camps must get better shooting instructors...

  • aijaman.pirlo - 2012-09-27 10:27

    Now we can see who is a truly ANC member in KZN. All what we see right now is the elements of IFP

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-09-27 10:27

    Nice!!! Let the games begin!

  • eva.walle.75 - 2012-09-27 10:28

    Kettle's boiling. Tea anyone?

  • Sidney Olifant - 2012-09-27 10:28

    The prophet CREEDO told us BLACKS will be killing BLACKS and he was silenced I dont believe in doom prophesies but he was right as said in the bible the wors of that wise can help us but we chose to go with the ones that rules amonst fools

      zaatheist - 2012-09-27 10:55

      All prophesies are pure bovine excrement and all prophets are false. We could braai some wors though!

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-09-27 14:27

      @zaatheist.. looks like you're another one of "those" fools..

  • isaacdiseko.pooe - 2012-09-27 10:30

    Why am I not surprised...

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-09-27 10:32

    You live by the sword you die by it.

  • tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-09-27 10:37

    Well now. Africa is not a continent of tolerance. If people do not agree with somebodies point of view they see it as their right to assault, rape, torture and kill the other person (and everybody that might agree with him). Dialoque has turned into singing contests???? Cry the beloved continent

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-27 10:53

      And Zuma wonders why we don't have a permanent seat at the UN. The Au can't even solve any African problems due to continued dithering etc.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-09-27 10:49

    Zuma the warlord and his brigades, tha he recruited from the IFP and Nkandla ruralitarians, who are hell bent to run this country as a Zulu Kingdom!

  • Notrax123 - 2012-09-27 10:51

    "and said the motive was not known at this stage." Let me give you a motive: were they IziZulu members of the ANC??? Tribalism coming to the fore in the ANC. We are a 'rainbow nation' the 'rainbow' is so deurmekaar soos 'n verkleurmanetjie op hondekots.

  • - 2012-09-27 10:54

    Why are they having a Branch meeting in a School? State resources are nit meant to be used for party purposes.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-09-27 10:59

      The State and ANC are considered one by Another Nutter Cadre Party --Simple

  • alaina.nel.12 - 2012-09-27 11:01

    Looks like a red December coming up....

  • itumeleng.moeti.94 - 2012-09-27 11:04

    Good people you must remember this is KZN, you don't support Zuma's second term you gonna die because if Zuma is out the kings and everyone who benefits from his government their gonna lose.

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-09-27 11:14

    Ya is zuma who makes people kill each other we didn't have such thing before now he throw/drive us into the grave yard

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-09-27 11:22

      YOU elected Zuma. Who will you blame next year? Apartheid? Malema? The power is in your hands, yet YOU vote and elect these idiots, and when they fail you, you put the cockroach back on the leaf and say ..... eish. Roll on Africa.

  • - 2012-09-27 11:25

    This has become a real battle for the ANC fo sho! Proof that democracy doesn't work for the party even at tuckshop level.

  • john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-09-27 11:26

    whats the bet they blame apartheid and the third force

  • lesetedi - 2012-09-27 11:43

    Eish, Mangaung must come fast because those KwaZulu guys with pure blood line will finish each other

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-27 11:44

    Yep here we go again... Who are they gonna blame this time around? Malema?

  • 2zbunu - 2012-09-27 11:49

    I never heard of ANC killing ANC. Even those dark days of Apartheid ANC never killed ANC it was IFP which was killing ANC and ANC killing IFP.@Meneer when commenting comment something that will make sense not this unfounded insinuations.

      graham.keith.543 - 2012-09-27 12:10

      You don't read the news very often then, you need only go back a fortnight to find such an incident.

  • flysouth - 2012-09-27 11:52

    Another epic fail by the ANC - the organisation which cannot even maintain some control over it's own members and supporters in order that they may engage peacefully in the democratic process. Savages and thugs - no different from the parent organisation's culture.

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-09-27 11:59

    we know it was not the D.A neither nor IFP or NFP. infights.

  • kumbulani - 2012-09-27 12:08

    It all started with shower-head, \Awulethe umshini wami\. What do we expect peopld wld do. They will carry their guns and kill each other. Its unfortunate we busy looking for earthly solutions bt we wnt find it. Whats gona happen is that SA being the pillar of Africa will crumble financially leading to all nations struggling like Spain, greece u name a few. Then New World Order follows. That time we all stuck to certain conditions. Those equiping themselves spiritual shall be safe as God shall protect them. SUNDAY law as the day of rest shall be passed too. Our focus nw shld be on God than earthly riches. Let us seek the truth

      celumusablessing.dikiza - 2012-09-28 07:30

      hey fellow, do nt try 2 shift de blame 2 Zuma. pple had bin killing each ada even a way b4 he became de presidet/dep.pres. we are aware of how de KZN's are behaving. they even kill each ada being colugues in mere taxi strikes....

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-09-27 12:25

    Well Mr Zuma does sing Awulethe umshini wami so i guess thats what those guys did...

  • alfie.dunn - 2012-09-27 12:36

    Sounds like the 3rd Force.

  • wellington.dhlamini.77 - 2012-09-27 13:55

    The sons of God are now manifest, whose birth is not owed to flesh or the will of an earthly father, but are Born of God.We will pray and God and His Dear son Jesus will prevail over the forces of Darkness. Jesus is Lord. Besides Him they is noone else!

  • Gichumz - 2012-09-27 14:23

    This should have happened at julius's court case!!!!

  • alwyn.vantonder - 2012-09-27 14:36

    @Claudia Meads.. I L-O-V-E it when YOU respond to these articles.. You go girl! What a clever woman!

  • ettienec1 - 2012-09-27 15:41

    Hahahahahaha! oh wait wait! Thats not nice, lemme rather say... WAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Man this country and its leaders... You guys crack me up!

  • guyp1 - 2012-09-27 15:41

    These guys that opened fire, suck. They missed all the vital areas on the body!!

  • sagren.padayachie - 2012-09-27 15:44

    Natural Selection! Too many pigs at the trough.

  • seun.mogotji - 2012-09-27 21:15

    I never heard of ANC killing ANC. Even those dark days of Apartheid ANC never killed ANC it was IFP which was killing ANC and ANC killing IFP.@Meneer when commenting comment something that will make sense not this unfounded insinuations.

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