Mpuma town seeks damages from ANCYL

2012-06-25 19:23

Johannesburg - Damages of about R60 000 caused during a march in the Govan Mbeki municipality, in Mpumalanga, would be recovered from the local ANCYL, the municipality said on Monday.

Permission for the march, which was organised by the ANC Youth League, was granted on the proviso that the ANCYL and participating members be held accountable for any damages, spokesperson Themba Motlhankana said.

On the day of the march, May 25, damage of about R60 000 was caused when a group of unknown marchers broke a 10m palisade, the seat of a tractor was set alight, and the windows of an Isuzu truck were smashed.

The screen of a petrol pump was also vandalised and the windows of a security guard's shelter were broken.

"The individuals who caused all these damages cannot be positively identified... [therefore] the municipality will recover the loss suffered from the Gert Sibande ANC Youth League," Motlhankana said.

ANCYL Gert Sibande spokesperson Sibusiso Mlangeni said it had not yet received notification of this from the municipality.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-25 19:31

    the fruitless search for a comrade who isn't a complete spear continues. nationalise thier pocket money

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-25 19:32


      alansmartSnr - 2012-06-25 20:01

      ..Go for it Mpuma.. no turning back.. you have the law on your side and you are standing on moral high ground.. let the buggers pay plus interest. Me thinks this is the beginning of the end of these reckless marches.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-25 20:05

      Good luck with that... no chance.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-06-25 20:11

      Great stuff. Make them pay. Break their piggy bank.

      Henk - 2012-06-25 20:12

      T suspects where of slight build, dark complexion, short dark curly hair....he

      ang.oleg - 2012-06-26 07:32

      As we have seen with FU Shivambu, the money simply comes from ANC, which indirectly comes from our taxes. Irony is quite sickening. All their legal teams defending them in civil claims, hate speech etc etc paid for by none other than me and you the tax payer.

  • Warren - 2012-06-25 19:33

    I'll bet the damage was caused by some unknown 3rd force, troublemakers intent on smearing the good name of the ANCYL (sarcasm if that wasn't already apparent)

      Juan - 2012-06-25 20:01

      Must of been right wing activity of the DA lol

      hannes.vanwyk.9 - 2012-06-25 20:13

      Where was Zille and her bakkie full of bricks on this day????

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-06-25 22:12

      If Zuma was in the surrounds, the third wors perhaps? To the YL, may the Wors be with you.

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-25 19:41

    The ANCYL causing damage where ever they may go

  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-06-25 19:44

    Anyone union, party or whatever who's members are involved in a strike, legal or illegal must be liable if any damages are caused.

      Rodney - 2012-06-25 20:26

      Absolutely! Problem is, actually getting the ANCYL to pay is another story. They don't have money in their coffers, it's all been spent on parties and stuff.

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-06-25 20:50

      I know... My comment is easier said than done. Even if it was law seeing how our education minister ignores court rulings and that there is zero accountability in certain parties and unions (sure you all know who I'm talking about) means that it will just be a waste of paper.

  • christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-06-25 19:57


      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-25 20:09

      Not you......

      Nicholas - 2012-06-25 20:10

      you and me ..

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-06-25 20:13

    What baffles brains is that thousands are starving etc in this country but these okes continue stuffing things up which wastes money,know what,im a proud tax payer,i must have lots of money to waste therefore im actually a fool.

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 20:38

      amazing what these fools will do for a 2 piece and a beer.primitive

      jacob.motsumi - 2012-06-25 20:40

      who is going to pay 4 dat damage cause wt ever happened happaned on behalf of protesters so we need to no exactly who let that march.

  • carl.debeer.33 - 2012-06-25 20:28

    Senseless,uneducated ,barbaric behaviour from a group of beings who claim they want to rule the Country.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-06-25 20:42

    This will come back to us, a lousy R60 000 will cost the Taxpayers a good R800 000 by the end of this case

  • Ian - 2012-06-25 21:07

    sue the nappie crappers

  • Grant - 2012-06-25 21:11

    The ANCYL is proving to be the DA's biggest assest to get voters. Who in their right mind would vote these clowns in as the future of the ANC.

      Grant - 2012-06-25 21:26

      Apologies... 'Asset'...

  • geronimo.feather - 2012-06-25 21:39

    Sorry, this report means nothing to me. I have no clue where the "Govan Mbeki Municipality" is, other than it is somewhere in Mpumalanga, and neither do I have any particular interest in finding out. The report suggests the criminal protest took place in a town, wouldn't it have been far more recognisable to name the town and not some meaningless municipality? News24 does the same when reporting on "Tshwane" for Pretoria and "Mbombela" for Nelspruit. Drives me mad, since when do we refer to municipalities when describing a place, and not the place name itself?

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-06-25 22:40

    And this is the youth that will one day govern this country - wow!

  • peterjohnjnb - 2012-06-26 09:11

    The wheels of the bus wait, they don't go anywhere or do anything. They've been stolen, not maintained or simply...never inflated in the first place. Although I applaud the council claiming this money back from our dear brethren in the ANCYL, I would wager that same amount that in a year, the repairs would still not have been undertaken to satisfactory result, if at all.

  • - 2012-07-03 10:56

    This is going to be the standard reaction to vandalism. "We are not responsible because it was not us." and the authorities will fall for it every time.

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