Mangaung: Shooting as ANC factions fight

2012-11-05 17:51

Johannesburg - North West police said on Monday that a man had been arrested for his involvement in a shooting at an ANC meeting in Taung.

Spokesperson Thulani Ngubane said the shooting occurred as two ANC factions were engaged in a dispute in the Magogong Village.

"One of the two groups held a meeting at Magogong Primary School.

"The other group had not been invited to the meeting which was aimed at...discussing the delegation to the ANC's conference in Mangaung," said Ngubane.

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

It was alleged that the uninvited group was barred from entering the school premise by armed "security guards" and an argument broke out.

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

"A few moments later a shot was fired and that was when a man was hit in his chest."

The man was in a serious but stable condition in a Kimberley hospital.

The suspect was due to appear in the Taung Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He faces charges of attempted murder, pointing a firearm and the unlawful possession of a firearm.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-05 18:10

    Oh Nice, now they are shooting each other,. What a shower of thugs we have ruling us.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-05 18:24

      The 'African Way' conflict resolution skills, Zuma was referring to the other day no doubt.......

      rontheogre - 2012-11-05 19:16

      And here they were wasting their time and effort on fighting the DA. And the irony is they think nothing of it, that this is the way to settle a dispute or situation that they are not happy with. I see that the ANC members are setting the parameters on Zuma's "African Way" as the concept seemed a bit blurred. Soon, when looking up any country or situation in the Oxford Dictionary that mirrors that of SA, you will find "Zuma's African Way - when a situation, company, country or any entity is so screwed up so as to defy description and beyond the point of recovery".

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-05 19:55

      And all this for a seat and KFC on a bus ??

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-05 20:25

      Once again my comment was deleted, so here I go again. Only in Africa do disputes between political parties end in gunfights. Is this the "African way" of solving problems that Zuma was talking about?

      christopher.shining - 2012-11-06 08:20

      shoot zuma...why waste your time on plebs

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-11-06 08:31

      It's hardly a racist comment Xoli. No one has mentioned anyone's skin colour, it does deride a bunch of lawless ANC members who resorted to firearms to resolve aproceedural dispute at an ANC meeting. It is clear that the rewards of leadership in the party give members access to illegal wealth so there is some point to party leadership positions.

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-11-06 09:59

      Aw ! only one ?

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-11-05 18:13

    useless thugs : Bring me his Machine gun.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-05 18:17

    A very 'common' thread running all the way down from Marikana to nkandla palace and right through every 'loyal' ANC stronghold. Common, yes common! Violence and sheer incapacity to think past the parts of their 'id' and so they rely totally on fatalistic tribal ancestor hokus. It's time to start a 'Save the SA rabbits from pokus hokus politicians engineering and manipulating' before more citizens get massacred. Your ConCourt is not going to get up and help you out here until you lie dead clutching the rabbits foot. zuma is quite right! SA is NOT ready for Democracy and civilized forms of society.

      SharonE - 2012-11-05 18:52

      If bringing guns to meetings and protests is going to become the norm, then many more people are going to die. It would appear that Marikana set the trend...

  • Stephen - 2012-11-05 18:28

    I say let them shoot each other. Can only make this country a better place.

  • asdhasgd - 2012-11-05 18:37

    I actually like this. Let them shoot one another so there will be less ANC voters at the polls xD

      ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-05 20:01

      put malema on the frontline pls before the shooting start

  • facts.peter - 2012-11-05 18:44

    Wait, the fun is yet to start. Zulu versus Xhosa. Soon there will be more blood flowing than water in this Country. And the SA rapist will sit comfortably in his bunker showering and watching his success. How to destroy a country. Without looking for stupid responses, is there any way out of this disaster? Sell and run, you will not be a traitor; you will be someone with basic commonsense.

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-11-05 18:44

    Is this the AFRICAN way of solving disputes MR President ?

  • phillip.botha.50 - 2012-11-05 18:45

    Perhaps we should all stand in line to donate funds to these ANC members so that they can purchase more guns and explosives so that they can exterminate each other and we can witness their version of democracy in action It would certainly be far less painful than going to teh polls to get rid of these ingrates

  • matete.k.seshwene - 2012-11-05 18:45

    Dear ANC Give me ONE good why should I vote for you- AGAIN. Yours Disappointed Soul

  • headman.waai - 2012-11-05 18:48

    I wonder how many will be dead before this Senseless Mangaung, Wooza 2014 so we can see Bad life for all instead of (Better life for all)

  • ashley.stroebel - 2012-11-05 18:52

    ......The ruling party setting a axample for the rest of the country....No wonder the country is like this....

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-05 18:53


  • motleleng - 2012-11-05 18:55

    I wish they shoot each other in Mangaung till all are dead...

      sphala - 2012-11-05 19:17

      @motleleng....shame you, your lost straight

      brad.herbert.522 - 2012-11-06 07:53

      I'm with you Motleleng. they should all be shot

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-05 19:03

    Just a reminder of what Gwede Mantashe said.....\ ill discipline and outright disrespect were not a function of political education, but were about the upbringing of an individual\.

      Onke Mdingi - 2012-11-05 19:36

      How 'ironic' that is...

  • Siyabonga C. Khumalo - 2012-11-05 19:05

    julio,i want some of whatever you've been smoking...

  • sphala - 2012-11-05 19:13

    Your enemy is rejoicing now...wake up Comrades, this is not how we resolve conflicts, let him face the upshot.

      hein.huyser - 2012-11-06 07:00

      Spala, you give with the one hand and take with the other.

  • xolanit.ntuli.9 - 2012-11-05 19:15

    Cry for beloved party, it is becoming a laughing stock daily.

  • archie.mooki - 2012-11-05 19:18

    Heaven safe my beloved country South Africa.Let be more shootings and I mean SHOOT TO KILL in ANC meetings as they don't have the country's best interest

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-05 19:18

    is there anybody who can supply those masses with heavy weapons only for that big day so that they can eliminate each other up to zero iwil pay him later

  • Dennis - 2012-11-05 19:23

    Why don't the cops just step away and let the winner go to jail

      ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-05 19:58

      Dennis i support you on this one thou the winner wont take it all

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-11-05 19:25

    african politics at its finest.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-11-05 19:32

    Meng jou met die semels, dan eet die varke jou!!

  • Deon de Lange - 2012-11-05 19:38

    Violent thugs fighting it out to choose our next President. Makes one sick to one's stomach - and perhaps explains much about what is wrong with the ANC and our beloved country.

  • pws69 - 2012-11-05 19:44

    There is no reason to bring a weapon to a political meeting, let alone use it. This lack of respect of another human being must change, or we will all suffer. I hold the ANC in utter contempt, but this shooting is just wrong, no matter which political party meeting it occurred at.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-05 19:44

    How civil and non-savage....

  • bee.deekay - 2012-11-05 19:50

    I think this cadre corporation is still going to sink even lower.

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-11-05 19:51

    Zimbabwe...Somalia...Rwanda....Sierra Leone.....Congo....Angola.....and last but not least South Africa.

      phillip.botha.50 - 2012-11-05 20:13

      Only if you want it to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-11-06 08:37

      You missed some countries out. Sudan Liberia Swaziland Lesotho Chad Nigeria, Mauritania, Burundi, Madagaskar etc

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-11-05 20:02

    The ruling party has lost its credibility and dignity.The party of Luthuli,Tambo,Sisulu,Mandela,Mbeki,Mhlaba,Gwala was well respected worldwide, a good example in Africa. The ANC is now a ticket to a gravy train.Looting is order of the day.The infighting is now ANC culture. Today the party cannot hold branch elective meetings without the presence of police. shame on you

  • joyce.beeton - 2012-11-05 20:03

    And they pull faces when people suggest the reinstatement of the death penalty! No wonder they are against it - we'd have to import rope!!

  • Spha - 2012-11-05 20:37

    Zuma said i quote:"africans solve problems the african way" sure dis is one of them n more to come.

  • Jaco JP Venter - 2012-11-05 20:52

    @bona well said i respect u Thanks

  • victor.mabule - 2012-11-05 22:25

    I don't blame the shooter I blame the misiformation he had any way there's always life after Mangaung we need idependent thinkers not morons!!!

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-11-06 07:45

    I wander where this place called "Mangaung" is? Is it in SA?

  • brad.herbert.522 - 2012-11-06 07:52

    Why is it that in two seperate reports in as many days, an anc supporter has been caught with an unlicenced firearm? Is this the norm as an anc member?

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-06 07:57

    And so the drama of the infighting continues! It's like a 'soap opera' Should be titled - "Another one bites the dust!"

  • wackidmaledu - 2012-11-06 10:37

    why cant that Be zuma??

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-11-06 10:47

    wish they do same thing in mangaung, beginning of the end of anc.

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