Members beaten with rocks at ANC meeting

2011-12-14 09:22

Johannesburg - Seven people were injured when an ANC meeting in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, was disrupted at the weekend, it was reported.

The Dispatch Online reported that a fight broke out on Sunday afternoon between groups of rival African National Congress members over who was representing the local ward at a branch general meeting.

Both groups claimed to represent the same ward.

ANC marshals tried to separate the two sides as the fight broke out. Several gunshots were fired by members, while some members were beaten with rocks and sticks.

The injured were taken to Mthatha and Nelson Mandela Academic hospitals.

Archie Mayekiso, secretary of one of the groups, said the fight started when members from the other group tried to grab membership forms from his members, so that they could enter the meeting.

Nkululeko Gili, chairperson of the group that was denied access said: “Within minutes it was chaos. There was blood everywhere, people were assaulted with sticks and stabbed. Several shots were fired. It was a scary situation.”

Gili said the meeting was postponed after the violence broke out.

Mayekiso said Gili’s group were not ANC members and they belonged to an organisation called the Civil Alliance of SA.

“These people went to the ANC meeting hell-bent on disrupting it. They wanted to enter our meeting forcefully although they are not ANC members,” he said.

  • Piet - 2011-12-14 09:26

    Great behaviour from the esteemed ruling party........

      Bardy - 2011-12-14 09:28

      What do you expect from the ANC? This country is going to hell! Bring the DA into power PLEASE people!

      Kevin - 2011-12-14 09:34

      hope i can see this on tv

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 09:35

      eish.between a rock and a hard place

      Jono - 2011-12-14 09:35

      Strawberry lippe die "mense" gooi klippe...

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-12-14 09:37

      No surprises. The current ANC is made up of the least cultured people of SA

      steve.dupreez - 2011-12-14 09:58

      I SO love democracy.

      roboman1 - 2011-12-14 10:06

      its whats called a robust democracy

      theO rAcLe - 2011-12-14 10:16


      Travis - 2011-12-14 10:18


      procold2 - 2011-12-14 10:20

      barbarians,the ANC is coming apart at the seams

      theO rAcLe - 2011-12-14 10:32

      VOTE ....DA thumb Up ....ANC Thumb down

      Phuti - 2011-12-14 12:19

      Hell no;why allow the oppressors to rule.I prefer Azapo or Pac.the people who make sure tht South Africa looks like a country in Africa.not lyk the european name we have @ moment.

      Michael - 2011-12-14 12:35

      @phuti Any sort of answer, whether it be intelligent or not, will just go right over your head, swishhhhhh. So i will just resort to the plain and simple "you are an idiot, an ignorant, racist waste of oxygen, please tell me that there are none more like you!"

      VoiceOfReason - 2011-12-14 14:43

      "Mayekiso said Gili’s group were not ANC members and they belonged to an organisation called the Civil Alliance of SA." Hmmm if thats civil then I'd hate to see uncivil.

      Msholozi - 2011-12-14 14:53

      this story is once again fabricated for profit of agents

  • Phillip - 2011-12-14 09:27 nou n nasie.

  • Matt - 2011-12-14 09:28

    Animals ! ! !

      Albert - 2011-12-14 09:43

      Have you read...? Two arrested for drugs at Cape Town airport Chanelle Henning murder accused in court KZN cop acquitted on assault charge Dewani too ill to be extradited - lawyer Cops took turns raping woman - claim 37 years for East Cape killers Broker gets 15 years for embezzlement E Cape man jailed 46yrs for killing wives Shrien Dewani at risk in SA, court hears Powerboat champ guilty of child rape WE ARE LIVING IN A FU--EN MADHOUSE

      aardvarkie - 2011-12-14 09:55

      I agree Albert, I'm not even shocked by the insanity anymore. WTF is wrong with people?

      Henry - 2011-12-14 09:57

      No Matt animals behave better

      martin.vandermerwe - 2011-12-14 10:36

      Dude, not even animals behave like this!

      Bob - 2011-12-14 11:42

      Azande, no you are the guys that jump when they shout, read the comments on here daily, most of us are not jumping for this pathetic government that YOU voted into power.

      Michael - 2011-12-14 12:39

      @asande. Sorry fella, only the blind follow the blind. When they say "Jump", I just laugh, and wave my middle finger.

      Daan - 2011-12-14 13:28

      Please keep the CancER in power. They are the only group of political idiots that can keep us amused. God Knows - we need something to laugh about in this sad rainbow nation country. - - - BECAUSE - - - - - The new comedy chanel on dstv sucks.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-14 09:28

    The plot thickens.."not ANC members" my foot they are unruly and divided and falling apart .....ha ha ha ha

      Bob - 2011-12-14 11:45

      Azande, we don't want the country ran by whites, we just don't want it run by a bunch of useless corrupt criminals, the DA are not white they are liberal minded people made up of the intelligent people of this country, black, white brown, you name it.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 11:53

      @Bob, did I say anything about DA? Or u just affirming popular belief.

      K0BUSL - 2011-12-14 11:53

      @ Azande..... hey dude pls indicate where it was said "SA Ruled by Whites" I couldn't care whether the Pres is White, Pink, Black or Blue and the same for the ruling party, what I do care about is living in a civilised country where people respect the laws, politians and civil servants SERVE their constituents, Citizens are protected and safe, Crime does not pay and being a criminal does not elevate you to special treatment with added benefits.... where the compassion shown by many is the norm and not the exception and where corruption, nepotism, cronyism and all the other bad -ism is taboo and Racists like you open their eyes.

      Bob - 2011-12-14 12:06

      Azande, no you didn't say anything about the DA, but they will be the next ruling party in this country so I assume you were refering to them when you said SA ruled by whites.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 12:25

      @Bob, I'm not surprised by yo assumption. its "white mentality" flawed. By the way, did u check the stats in the DA membership, its slowly taken over by blacks, u need to problaby do a thorough and constant check on that otherwise "yo belief that DA is white" might be outdated.

      Bob - 2011-12-14 12:57

      Azande, no the DA is not slowly being taken over by "blacks", there are more and more intelligent black people joining the party, there is a difference, that is exactly what the DA needs, more and more people from the ANC that have seen the light and are moving over to the DA.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 13:10

      @Bob, interesting info u have there, 1. DA has intelligent black people 2. The black people are from ANC 3. ANC has stupid blacks??? contradiction Bob, all yo statements are either contradictory or speculative. I’m sure in yo mind that’s being intelligent.

      Daan - 2011-12-14 13:33

      Azande, not even the so called "whites"(note- you brought in the racist issue) will be able to sort out the mess you and your idiot government will leave behind.

      Bob - 2011-12-14 13:53

      Azande, you are talking in riddles, I said all the intelligent black people from the ANC are leaving to join the ANC, so what I am saying is that yes the ANC had intelligent black supporters, these same people do not wear blinkers, they are not blinded by the useless promises that are not achieveable with out hard work, you sound like one your ANC cronies, it is a process, get over yourself, many of the thunbs up I get are from black people and trust me many of the thumbs down you get are from black people, the good people of this country will not let racist clowns like you drag this country down with your ignorant dreams.

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 14:38

      @Azande (--empty--) kling kling... something like empty cans make the most noise??? correct me please...

      John - 2011-12-16 22:22

      People, stop with this black and white. World is not divaded on black and white. What happen with "Rainbow Nation" or this was adopted better outside of South Africa? Understand "the person next to you" as a better concept in your life then those racial crap statements. Everyone do care about someone. More you care about others, more others will care about you.

  • Fenderbender - 2011-12-14 09:29

    What a joke, first Polokwane now this, I hope the world sees this as the true colors of the anc. How did they get so far

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 13:30

      @phuti you are incompetent pulling that card get over it! life moves on and by the looks of things you staying behind...

      Daan - 2011-12-14 13:58

      Shame Phuti!I tend to agree with Jan. Evolution is a very slow process. What is the value of the hand-out you received from the CancER, or is it real cancer eating your brain?

      Warren - 2011-12-14 14:17

      @ Phuti: Lol, you made my day.

  • Jan - 2011-12-14 09:30

    Pity evolution is such a slow process in some cases....

      Monique - 2011-12-14 12:57

      Should have just left them to 'take each other out!'

  • Nicholas Bezuidenhout - 2011-12-14 09:32

    Wow so does this mean we wil have 1 more party like cope Proveing again that the ruling party is devided

  • Ben - 2011-12-14 09:33

    Small rocks or big rocks ?

      Garth - 2011-12-14 09:44

      Good one!

      aardvarkie - 2011-12-14 09:58

      Hahaha nice one

      steve.dupreez - 2011-12-14 09:59

      hey - leave us rocks alone. We were not part of the fight.

      Anwar - 2011-12-14 10:50

      i think they smoked a coupple of dem rocks

      Danie - 2011-12-14 11:03

      Boulders! (hopefully)

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 11:24

      you are safe stevedupreez.they only throw rocks like braamc

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-14 09:33

    But this is how the ruling party operate !!

      Azande - 2011-12-14 11:03

      Thanks for sharing the info.

  • Philip - 2011-12-14 09:34


  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-14 09:34

    What a bunch of savages, and they rule the country, rediculous!

  • logical007 - 2011-12-14 09:35

    Let these people kill each other! Same with the ANCYL that are always disruptive... eg.Fighting in the tavern - pulling out guns??? Enough is enough!

  • craig.r.lees - 2011-12-14 09:35

    You stay classy, ANC

  • braamc - 2011-12-14 09:38

    ANC marshals tried to separate the two sides as the fight broke out. Several gunshots were fired by members, while some members were beaten with rocks and sticks. - once a savage always a savage, what do they say about the bush?

  • sefeddt - 2011-12-14 09:39

    Not surprised, sounds like exactly what i would expect from the ANC.

  • braamc - 2011-12-14 09:47

    Let us wait and see the circus waiting for Mangaung.

  • StirMonger - 2011-12-14 09:47

    Deprived of the ability to debate coherently, kill for ‘whatever’ is the only way to resove a differing point of view!

  • Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 09:48

    The end is near for the ANC, fighting amongst one another can only lead to failure... Please continue we want change! we need it more!

      Musa - 2011-12-14 10:00

      Dream on!

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 12:42

      i will thanks. you should too.

  • STYLEbudd - 2011-12-14 09:49

    Well done ANC keep it up you'll be out of power by the next elections!

      Musa - 2011-12-14 10:06

      Never, you are dreaming. The ANC will still be the governing party, 2014 and beyond. Elections are not conducted in this site full of reactionaries. Deal with it: the ANC government is here to stay, like it or not!

      Ianm - 2011-12-14 10:23

      A seriaas party!! Next year should be fun

      Anwar - 2011-12-14 10:53

      Unfortunatley and this is very very unfortunate is that MUSA is rite.. ANC will rule for a long time just because the majority voters are fickle and uninformed and come election time the party bus begins with rallies where people are practically bribed into voting ANC

      Abel - 2011-12-14 11:18

      you have a dream *luther King accent*

  • Christine - 2011-12-14 09:54

    Wow there are no words

  • aardvarkie - 2011-12-14 09:56

    They can't organise a civil meeting without bloodshed yet they think they're running this country properly.

  • Musa - 2011-12-14 09:58

    @ Bardy "Bring the DA into power". What do you mean? This is a free country where elections are held every 5 years. Your DA can only come to power by winning elections. So, how do you bring them to power? You really need political education. Your DA will never win the elections, not in our lifetime!

      cj.venter - 2011-12-14 10:02

      yeah, because when the ANC is done there will be no political rule over a country of ash, dry land and dead people.

      Harald - 2011-12-14 10:06

      ONLY TIME WILL TELL MY FRIEND.... Lets hope there will still be a democracy in SA in time to come. I hope when the ANC does loose power one day, it will be to a responsible party, who can lead and DELIVER, regardless who their name is....

      Jacob - 2011-12-14 10:31

      Musa you are contradicting yourself. Nobody but an idiot like yourself believes that. When the ANC lose the election they will simply revert back to the terrorist organisation they always were and will always be. Why do you think they revere Muagbe so much? It's because he has taught them much about how to rig elections and to ride roughshod over democratic principles. So, yes, the ANC will rule. But not by the popular vote. If anyone needs political education it's you. Have you not learnt from the fates of every other African nation to the north of us? If you are able, google every African nation and look at their history. Then look up which is overwhelmingly the poorest, most disease-ridden and corrupt continent on the planet and then try and learn from that. Thanks to the ANC the RSA is ultimately going to go the same way as the rest of them. And, by the way, I too, am so-called 'Black". But the difference between me and you is the fact that I have long gone taken my blinkers off and can see the truth.

      devin.corney - 2011-12-14 10:51

      @Jacob - I wish I could "like" your comment a hundred times over. Well said. I am white and you are black and we share the same views. That is the problem with the ANC supporters like Musa - they are racists and all they see is white vs. black. They do not deal with the real issues at hand and what a corrupt failure the ANC is - all they see is a party that brought about revolution in this country and broke the rule of the NP. All good and well Musa, but the revolution is over. Now it's time to govern and they are failing horribly. Give Jacob a bells!!! If you were in politics, you'd have my vote. You see Musa - it has nothing to do with skin colour...

      Jacob - 2011-12-14 12:50

      Thank you devin.corney.But I have to admit I was not unlike our friend Musa until I went to varsity.There I quickly learnt that my research findings were meaningless because they were negatively affected by my own personal bias and not on the facts contained in my research.It was only when this was pointed out to me by my lecturers that I dropped the blinkers and applied the facts from the emotions.As a consequence I found my research conclusions more meaningful resulting in the success of my subsequent papers and exams.My realisation about the current ruling party were revealed when we studied the Dunning-Kruger Principle (Effect) which I am sure you are familiar with. To those who are not, briefly summarised it says that certain individuals are not only incompetent, but are too stupid to realise it resulting in an over-inflated opinion of their own self worth.They not only fail to realise the extremity of their own inadequacy but also fail to recognize the genuine skills of others.This, to me, summed up the ruling party absolutely perfectly.Their continual appointment of incompetents into key posts based purely on political affiliation and not on ability.It is why we are seeing (for example) successive police chiefs being suspended, corruption and general maladministration by these officials. Unfortunately also, is the fact that many of these people are not criminally minded; they are simply too ignorant (and/or stupid)to know that what they are doing is wrong.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 14:36

      @jacob, does it really have to take u two paragraphs to make "no point". where did u study? In some bundu village of the outskirts of Austrilia?

  • cj.venter - 2011-12-14 10:00

    typical, and they want to rule a country where they cannot even rule their own emotions and actions. blah

  • Emmanuel - 2011-12-14 10:04

    I think its time for every person to rethink the future of this country. If we are still had be leaded with this power hungry ideots.

  • Kraken - 2011-12-14 10:05

    Ah yes, conforming to African standards.

  • Ian - 2011-12-14 10:08

    this isnt even news, just normal savage bahviour

  • nellis.jonck - 2011-12-14 10:11

    A few food parcels will heal heal the scare from sticks and stones.

  • Erich - 2011-12-14 10:11

    Viva ANC

      Ianm - 2011-12-14 10:26

      Let the cANCer kill itself

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-14 10:14

    Tendership aka tenderpreneur, guns, stones, fists will be flying.

  • Warwick - 2011-12-14 10:14

    If this is how this bunch of barbarians treat easch other , just think what is in store should the opposition ever win an election. They do not care one bit about civilised debate but are only there to destroy and smash anything that they percieve in their weak minds to be againts them.

  • Noxville - 2011-12-14 10:18

    You had me at "Eastern Cape"

  • mholthuysen - 2011-12-14 10:19

    Great way to practice "democracy" - when are we going to start throwing rocks in parliament?

      Mike - 2011-12-14 13:03

      I thought Armscor supplied weapons. In this case it looks like Brickor.

  • Janice - 2011-12-14 10:26


      Ianm - 2011-12-14 10:59

      No - not South African anymore. Proudly Mzansi

  • Cameronl - 2011-12-14 10:28

    so nice to know that our ruling party are capable of holding such civil and orderly meetings... hahahaha what a bunch of neandrethals, ug man hit rock on head ug man make fire, hahaha first class you chops first class

  • WilhelmEGLouw - 2011-12-14 10:30

    Human beings?

  • The-third - 2011-12-14 10:30

    hooligans. the lot. at core. at heart. in mind and soul.

  • Johan - 2011-12-14 10:34

    LOL, there's been a breakout at the Zoo it seems.

      wo0two0t - 2011-12-14 11:45

      Azande.. only because of idiots like you. If you had to remove all the unemployed and criminal from SA it would be a different story entirely. The ANC rely on poor and uneducated people like you.

      Merven - 2011-12-14 13:32

      Of course you are enjoying it, ripping your fellow Africans off, stealing their food money, enriching yourselves with tenders while the rest of your brothers die.

  • Luke - 2011-12-14 10:34

    can laaik to correct grammar: "...groups of rival African National Congress members over who was.." 'was' should be 'were'

  • martin.vandermerwe - 2011-12-14 10:35

    Not even animals behave like this, but looking at their behavior it is a clear indication on the state of our country at present. Go figure!

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-14 10:40

    Like something out of the dark ages. Can you imagine if this lot had to lose a general election?

      Nyiks11 - 2011-12-14 12:15

      night of the long knives ?

  • Jimmy - 2011-12-14 10:40

    It surely is comforting to know that these "fine" individuals is in charge of affairs in this great country of ours.

  • Michelle - 2011-12-14 10:41


  • Larry - 2011-12-14 10:41

    Thats the ANC way. Everything they touch is a stuff-up.

  • Ben - 2011-12-14 10:44


  • eric.vanvuuren - 2011-12-14 10:45

    Ones again this is funny news. Awesome and this right after the world had a laugh at our top ANC members. Now they get to see it’s the same across the board.

  • Zion - 2011-12-14 11:18

    Thank heaven I do not and cannot belong to either of these primitive and barbaric groups. Surely there is more humanity in a wild dog than in these "people".

      Zion - 2011-12-14 12:51

      Azande, Sorry your comment is total gibberish even a grade 3 scholar would come up with something with more clarity. I bitter not would'nt acceptance fit.Etc.

  • James - 2011-12-14 11:29

    the Civil Alliance of SA? Not very civil, are they?

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-14 11:38

    The true intellectual capacity of the ANC and its members bared for all to see. Time to vote this blight on our land back out of power again, although the IQ of the masses means we will almost surely be stuck with them for the rest of time.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 11:42

      it seems like yo IQ is above the average of the majority of country. Why don't u do yoself a favor, take a oneway ticket to australia and never come back.

      Bob - 2011-12-14 11:56

      Azande, why don't you do US all a favour and take a one way ticket, it won't be to Australia though, they wouldn't touch the likes of you, maybe go and join Bob up in Zim, we need people like Ludlow here, we sure as hell don't need people like you and your comrades.

      Azande - 2011-12-14 12:19

      Eish, I would consider that, Bob, but the thing I'm black and cannot desert my family, ANC and my beloved SA. And since our IQ is probably below average (according to ludlowdj) I better stay here and make stupid critical decisions about running the country and use u whites as elements in my experiment.

      Zion - 2011-12-14 12:55

      Correction on perception:the intellectual capacity of the ANC is so vague and flimsy it cannot be discerned and is source for poking fun at.

      Merven - 2011-12-14 13:37

      What Azande is saying is: there are no tenders anywhere else that he can get legally. Also in other countries he'll go to jail for what he is doing.

  • Garth - 2011-12-14 11:46

    Did anyone get any video of it - love to see it.

      Snoopsy - 2011-12-14 15:58

      It might be on the news tonight, or they might have aired it yesterday.. Would love to see it!

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-14 12:11

    Lovely , ANC shows it's true colours. Viva ANC Viva. Long live our dead comrades .