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2 men arrested at ANC Limpopo conference

2012-12-05 23:00

Johannesburg - Two men were arrested when people tried to force their way into the ANC's nomination conference in Polokwane on Wednesday, Limpopo police said.

"The group, who were non-delegates to the conference, tried to force their way into the conference centre and had no accreditation," spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"Police tried to speak to them... they became unruly and started pelting the police with stones."

They were believed to be supporters of President Jacob Zuma. Police used a water cannon to disperse them.

The two men who were arrested were the group's leaders, said Mulaudzi. They would appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on public violence charges soon.

"The situation is tense. Police are keeping an eye on the venue."

African National Congress provincial spokesperson Makonde Mathiva, who was inside the conference venue, said registrations were continuing and that there had been no disruptions inside.

"Registrations are going well, according to plan. It is peaceful inside."

The party had to abandon its conference on Saturday after Zuma supporters stormed the venue and intimidated delegates.

The Limpopo ANC members were trying to nominate candidates to stand for leadership posts at the party's national elective conference in Mangaung next week.

Comments
  • dlayani.tivani - 2012-12-06 00:56

    They were paid to do this dirty job !they r not from Lempopo they r from Kwazulu Natal .

      motho.batho.98 - 2012-12-06 01:38

      lol!

      Maverick82 - 2012-12-06 07:59

      And how do u know that?

      sam.ntshangase - 2012-12-06 08:50

      Malemas politics

      ntobeko.nyawose.7 - 2012-12-06 09:38

      Cheap politics!

  • osiris.fox - 2012-12-06 03:29

    Always Zuma supporters... Why isn't he condemning this behaviour? Sadly, it indicates the man has autocratic tendencies if he doesn't, the bloody agent.

  • mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-06 06:14

    Deep in the Jungle............

  • eland.snitbul - 2012-12-06 07:08

    And they are calling it a democracy.. the day the ANC loses power will be more than interesting. Bunch of thugs/morons...

      xolelwa.madikizela - 2012-12-06 19:27

      True

  • terra.schoultz - 2012-12-06 09:01

    In the jungle the mighty jungle the Zoomer sleeps tonight. in the jungle the mighty jungle........

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-06 09:19

    Its by hook or by crook and I will say more like crook that Zuma will get his 2nd term. Start buying your donkey carts now as they are going to be in great demand in the next five years. Our economy is going to go one way and this is all we are going to afford,

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