ANCYL member withdraws threat to 'moer' DA

2015-12-04 22:05
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Cape Town – A Western Cape ANC Youth League member who called on other members to "moer" the Democratic Alliance has withdrawn his statement.

Niyaaz Hakim, an ANCYL and Congress of SA Students member, called for young people in Cape Town to get their "stones and pangas ready" to get rid of the DA.

The threat followed the DA's march earlier this week to the ANC provincial offices in Cape Town.

He said on Thursday the DA had made the wrong move in protesting at the offices. "As young people we will be visiting them with double the amount of their rented crowd and we will not go with empty hands."

Later on Thursday, he said he had taken a decision to withdraw the statements.

"I am withdrawing these statements, not because the Democratic Alliance demanded, but because it goes against the principles and policies of the African National Congress.

"Violence should never be promoted in any form and as a disciplined cadre of the ANC and its Youth League, it was incorrect of me to make such statements."

Cape Metro DA chairperson, Shaun August, who had threatened Hakim with court action if he did not withdraw the post, said they would not be pursuing criminal charges against him.

"But we will be requesting that he remove the post from his [Facebook] wall, since it is still there," he said on Friday.

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