Cops on lookout as rival ANC groups clash

2012-05-08 20:08

Bloemfontein - Police were keeping watch in Metsimaholo at Oranjeville in the Free State after clashes between two African National Congress groups, police said on Tuesday.

Constable Peter Kareli said police reinforcements were deployed at the town after the community accused the police of favouring one group over another during clashes at the weekend.

Kareli said fighting between the two groups flared up at the weekend.

A fight also broke out between rivals in a group of about 14 people gathered at the police station, after opponents went to open charges of assault against each other on Saturday.

Kareli said because the small police station had only two members on duty they were unable to intervene.

Members of one group marched to the same police station to complain about the police not protecting them on Sunday.

Kareli said no major injuries were reported.

  • Mncedisi - 2012-05-08 20:15

    Why am nt suprise, its power struggling again he he, anc anc anc, so nw they fighting amongst themselve due to power. Hayi shame

  • Garth - 2012-05-08 20:16

    Excellent.. Let the division begin!!

  • Donovan - 2012-05-08 20:35

    This is great! More and more cases of infighting within the ANC are being observed. This is a clear indication that the 'mighty' ANC is crumbling because of it's corrupt and power hungry cadres.

      Godfrey - 2012-05-08 21:47

      ANC, the only party to "verify" its own Local Election Nomination list...LOL, this must be the reason for this fighting.

  • Yamkela - 2012-05-08 20:37

    Fighting or not anc wil alwayz b anc nothng can change that. DA mst b wide-mouthed now But this wont change the fact that anc is the ruling party

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-08 20:41

      You re-assuring yourself? Nothing in this article was about other political party. ANC can stay in the office.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-08 20:42

      'Such a way of life creates, in the Party’s members, an externally-controlled mentality, wherein he or she is "a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation and orgiastic triumph.' [The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, by Emmanuel Goldstein}

      Rob - 2012-05-08 20:52

      Yes, how can a collective survive when there are internal divisions. This is surely a weakness of that philosophy?

      Pule - 2012-05-08 21:02

      @Yamkela,I do agree with you.People will always put ANC to power and they will alway protest for service delivery.Infact you Yamkela you'll die young and poor,You children will work for zuma's child as slaves one day.Dude open your eyes for once in your life...

      adrian.marais - 2012-05-08 21:23

      Just the fact that you mentioned the DA says that you are concerned about the anc's future. Why do you sopport them. Them DA is running the WC wonderfully. Why not make them your choice to make that change across SA. I don't see any logica reason not to support them... Unless... You are not logical... Perhaps colour means more in your eyes.

      Piet - 2012-05-08 21:27

      I admit. I am to stupid to understand this mentality.....

      altusvanzyl - 2012-05-08 21:28

      irrelevant comment dude

      Godfrey - 2012-05-08 21:41

      @Piet...that makes two of us.

  • Neville - 2012-05-08 20:42

    This is good 4 SA Round 1

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-05-08 20:51

    are they realy anc member. They are a disgrace to the movement.

      Pule - 2012-05-08 20:56

      I never blame ANC loyal supporters.They're really not realy the same as their president.Uneducated

      Piet - 2012-05-08 21:28

      What movement? Where are you going?

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-08 22:48

      Bowel movement

      Martin - 2012-05-09 07:39

      an iritable one

      Mikkel - 2012-05-09 23:14

      Movement? Are you leaving this country? Great!

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-08 21:04

    I know, let's blame a third force.

      Piet - 2012-05-08 21:29

      Dark matter....

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-08 22:48

      Bowel movement AGAIN?

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-08 21:09

    Who cares, they can eat each other for lunch,dinner and supper, I'm sure they're fighting for positions or those multimillion government tenders, ANC your time is nigh come 2019 ,come on democratic alliance give genuine and hardworking south africans a regime change, ANC election slogan is you vote for us (ANC) at your own risk because corruption and nepotism is the orders of the day, and is what the ANC stands for, and is part of the ANC policies.

      markmc83 - 2012-05-08 21:39

      I hope things will change Keith. I wish one day SA will be a free, fair and equal society for ALL South African's to live in. A society where corrupt leaders and other criminals are brought to justice. A society where we look after the orphan's, elderly and animals. A society that cares for and respects others. A place where it's safe for children to walk in the street. Basically every South African working toward the better good of the country. Not sure if DA is the party to do it, but they can only be better than the ANC (not hard).

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-08 22:41

      @mark fair and well thought comment mate, god bless you and south africa.

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-08 22:50

      @Keith - I, and many others of my ilk, respect your fresh and inspiring views - keep it up!

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-05-08 23:51

      @Xavier thank you, we are all striving for better south africa and I hope our dreams will come true, for the sake of our children.

  • Quintin Rowan - 2012-05-08 21:30

    This is only the beginning the big fight are yet to come

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-05-08 22:05

    ANCYL has not only insulted its mother body but the whole lot that vote ANC and still pins its hope that the party will deliver them from Canaan. ANCYL is like a an infiltrated organisation that sort to brig down ANC. Where in the world has something of this nature happened? Doomed democracy.

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