Chairs thrown at ANC meeting

2012-11-06 09:13

Johannesburg - An ANC branch meeting in the Eastern Cape ended with thrown chairs and injuries, the DispatchOnline reported on Tuesday.

The Ward 28 branch, which includes parts of Gonubie and Beacon Bay, abandoned its meeting on Sunday after waiting eight hours for a quorum.

African National Congress Qinirha branch executive committee member Thulani Mthwa told the website only 46 of the 147 members needed for the quorum had shown up for the meeting.

The meeting was facilitated by Buffalo City Metro regional executive committee member Mbulelo Nkonzo and regional chairperson Zukisa Faku.

When the postponement was announced, a member reportedly charged at Nkonzo.

"We tried to defuse the fight, but chairs were thrown at us. When we tried to run away, the doors were chained. We were left with no choice but to fight for our lives," branch executive committee member Mncekeleli Molose told the DispatchOnline.

He suffered a cut to the ear. Another member Xolisa Jita sustained jaw injuries. Both were hospitalised.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-11-06 09:21

    These are the same morons who will be @ Manguang planning the future of a country!It doesn't get much scarier!

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-06 10:46

      Tim - That is going to be one helluva chair throwing session if it turns out like this meeting. I might take a few days off, invite a few buddies over, crack a few beers and watch the infighting on TV.

  • Andrea - 2012-11-06 09:21

    No panga's, knopkieries, guns? Just chairs? Refreshing.

      ben.alexander.16144 - 2012-11-06 09:29

      So not african to go to a "meeting" without traditional weapons, what is happening to the anc????

      johnny.coetzee.3 - 2012-11-06 09:45

      And the chains - to cause a lock down... "When we tried to run away, the doors were chained" This sounds pre-planned !!!

  • kuvha.tshilamatanda - 2012-11-06 09:24

    today when you attend the ANC branch meeting you make sure you wear running shoes and bullet proof in order to avoid gun wounds!

      james.hurley.1401 - 2012-11-06 09:28


      mahlorislash - 2012-11-06 09:28

      Lol, was it like this before polokwane?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-06 09:39

      @kuvha:)don't forget to check if your medical aid have funds otherwise you may die on the benches of the dysfunctional government hospitals.

      twetwisa - 2012-11-06 09:53

      @Kuvha I think tender 4 Helmets r needed in anc meetings

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-11-06 11:34

      No more free tshirts now mandatory Hard hats!

  • njdejager - 2012-11-06 09:31

    How peace loving is our so called democratic ANC. Such good examples of the bad road this country is on.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-06 09:33

    Bring the popcorn, watching the cANCer try to act like 1st world countries and have political meetings is like watching Mr Bean, they act like total id1ots. Sadly the electorate are just as stupid so they keep voting them to power.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-06 09:33

    Could have also read, 'Chairs stolen at ANC meeting'.

      peterpeter.pumkineater.5 - 2012-11-06 09:38

      hahaha...wouldnt be surprised if there is actually a corrupt tender involved with supplying chairs...

      rontheogre - 2012-11-06 11:50

      No,no,no. If pigs can't fly, their chairs certainly did!

  • Rob Allen - 2012-11-06 09:33

    cANCer falling apart I like it! LOL

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-11-06 10:11

      They will be in tatters and still be voted into power...

  • - 2012-11-06 09:37

    wow... the party and it's supporters embarrass themselves daily, you know the saying "actions speak louder than words"

  • marius.a.visser - 2012-11-06 09:37

    "We tried to defuse the fight, but chairs were thrown at us. When we tried to run away, the doors were chained". Whahahahahahahha!!!!!Is this what Zuma meant by "sorting it our the African way"? Lets see if this barbaric behavior gets them anywhere!! FFS... its like watching animal planet!!!

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-06 11:13

      would not be surprised if there is a new sequel to dr. do little: talking animals featuring anc members..!

  • ignatius.makhura - 2012-11-06 09:39

    Pls idiots save your energy for mangaung so that u can be able to kill each other infront of your stupid president and when he ask say father we solve problems african style

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-06 09:48

      @ignatius...funny at his constituency when they failed to form a quorum they didn't do it the African way by using the donkeys and horses to ferry people. They used the white man's SUV's, sedans and MPV's.

  • Tony.Montana.Moelenyane - 2012-11-06 09:40

    And you call yourself the ruling party???shame on you!!!!

  • jus.manning - 2012-11-06 09:45

    ha ha ha ha, they all went APE!!!

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-11-06 09:45

    "Manguang" in the Kahundian dialect means "Large congregation of chair throwers"

  • ederik.kritzinger - 2012-11-06 09:46

    only 46 of the 147 members needed for the quorum had shown up for the meeting....... The rest were probably busy filling their pockets with taxpayers money!

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-06 11:13

      No, they got to hear there was no free KFC

      kent.paulsen.79 - 2012-11-06 16:23

      Same happened in Zumas hometown quorum it took 18 hours to get the group together and then they left but were counted as being there? The last place I would have thought after R 230,000,000 was spent on them?

  • lisa.evansdominick - 2012-11-06 09:46

    And this is what leads our country, no wonder we are disintergrating into a circus, run by clowns!!!

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-11-06 10:22

      And funny these guys are asad lot

  • king.lord.1800 - 2012-11-06 09:47

    ...and they run the country. We are srewed...

  • Sello MaJacky Majadibodu - 2012-11-06 09:47

    Everybody wanted to be a chairman, that is why they are throwing chairs all over.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-06 09:50

      Hahahaaaaaa, this is hilarious. Keep them coming you have enlightened my otherwise very busy day. Wahaaaa!

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-11-06 09:48

    The is something wrong with the Head. The fish rot from the head

  • alaina.robbertse - 2012-11-06 09:48

    And now my dear ANC your time is running out.Hahahahahahaha.Hooligans....

  • djim.bie - 2012-11-06 09:48

    DID NOT EXPECT ANY BETTER FROM THE anc. I want to throw a chair at them as well for all the crime, potholes, eskom, 1Time etc etc.

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-06 09:49

    Bloody Idiots. they must go and throw those chairs to Inkadla.

  • adrian.strydom - 2012-11-06 09:49

    He it !! Should have offered free KFC...they would have got a quorum then !

  • ravin.govinden - 2012-11-06 09:50

    ANC killing the ANC. How nice

  • Sello MaJacky Majadibodu - 2012-11-06 09:50

    if you want to run the country, you must first know how to run away from the chairs

      michael.hogg.9083 - 2012-11-06 10:17

      You're funny man. I like your sense of humour!

      talana.malherbe - 2012-11-06 16:01

      LOL, thanks for a good laugh!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-06 09:50

    this is the ANC's version of: musical chairs.

  • Jaco JP Venter - 2012-11-06 09:51

    U must remember Zuma said solve your problems the African way! They just listen to the leader that's all

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-06 09:52

    Trust them not to show up, that's what happens if you vote for people who don't even care to come to meetings

      brad.ken.18 - 2012-11-06 11:08

      They got to hear there was no free KFC.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-06 09:52

    Twisted democrasy (The rights to b wrong) lawlessnes and crime is the norm of the day,everyone arm urself u never know wen ul b attacked,its better to die with ur attacker than dying alone.

  • nadia.deklerk.7 - 2012-11-06 09:54

    Haha, sounds like a zombie apocalypse if you read real quick. "When we tried to run away, the doors were chained. We were left with no choice but to fight for our lives,"

  • dewaldt.duplessis.5 - 2012-11-06 09:56

    What on earth is wrong with the ANC! I see they are returning back to the Stone age. If this is the quality 'leaders' SA has to offer if I can call it quality,then SA is doomed for sure! We are civilized people so wtf went wrong? I say put all ANC in a fighting ring and let them bliksem each other once and for all so that they can move on.

  • stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-11-06 09:58

    the gravy wars

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-11-06 09:58

    What a classy bunch.

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-11-06 09:59

    Lovely stuff!

  • mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-11-06 10:00


  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-06 10:07


  • kwaaito - 2012-11-06 10:09

    This has now became a culture in the ANC. Even in my branch, they fought @ Gataote 2weeks back

  • wicus.berg - 2012-11-06 10:11

    Hahahah, the guy's surname is Faku... f..a..k..u

  • Ekkie Ries - 2012-11-06 10:12

    and In the red corner we have........ best news i have read in a while, thank you ANC for another good laugh. keep it up u guys are doing a great job.

  • norman.lewis.716 - 2012-11-06 10:14

    Our ruling political party.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-06 10:16

    This was pre planned, the doors was chained.THE WORLD IS WATCHING.A sad future for South Africa.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-11-06 10:16

    They should use empty halls for meetings. They can sit on the floor.

  • Rebecca - 2012-11-06 10:16

    ha ha ha that's so funny that they can't even pitch for their own meeting to make a quorum ha ha ha, the chair throwing part, well I didn't expect anything less from the cANCer lot that's normal behaviour for them ha ha ha ha

  • gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-11-06 10:17

    Who won the fight (African Way of sorting out problems) the Xhosas or the Zulus

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-06 10:17

    We just saw both UK parties having their conferences,the hight of civilized behavior and debating etc and then we have this,a 5th world savagery involved in what can only be described as behavior befitting animals in a zoo that throw things around. So sad.

      Irene Kambouris - 2012-11-06 10:27

      Gary, please don't insult animals!

  • dan.gleebits.33 - 2012-11-06 10:18

    More on the "Regional Chairperson" Zukisa Faku : . Yet another upright and honourable ANC cadre. The Faku name is also infecting other parts of the E Cape. Google the other one: Nceba Faku and check what the Kabuso Report had to say. The ANC leadership in that Province is truly rotten to the core.

  • takeonem - 2012-11-06 10:19

    This shows that,there is no unity in the Anc.

  • numerofigo - 2012-11-06 10:19

    I thought it was just a story that political parties fight for thrones. Actually their throwing chairs

  • leo.damatta - 2012-11-06 10:22

    "He SUFFERED a cut to the ear". Wow News24. Great exaggeration once again.

  • templar.known - 2012-11-06 10:23

    I wonder if they teach this stuff at the ANC Political school? Chair throwing 101. Buffalo City Metro is where you go for practical to earn your Black Belt in Chair Throwing. Graduation ceremony at the local KFC afterwards.

  • gandanga.tororo - 2012-11-06 10:25

    Obliterate each other. Why not blast the big fish?