Security beefed up in Mangaung

2012-12-15 11:01

Bloemfontein - Security at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, where the ANC is holding its national conference, had been beefed-up on Saturday.

Media were scheduled to have a meeting with organisers on Saturday morning, but on arrival they were refused entrance onto the campus.

Reporters had to park their cars outside campus and walk.

All entrances to the university were guarded by police officers.

Police at the entrances said cars needed to be searched and checked at the Tempe Military Base. Each vehicle would then receive a clearance sticker which would allow them access to the campus.

Service providers and ambulances were also turned away because they did not have clearance stickers.

The African National Congress's national conference starts on Sunday.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-15 11:08

    Heh heh. The biggest threat is from within. The rest of us really couldnt be bothered. Aside from the fact that you are using our money for the security.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-12-15 12:01

      Thats funny, go to Tempe and get your car searched, get a sticker, then you can drive into the grounds. Nobody thinking you could load a bomb or what ever on your way to the venue. Our country is in good hands, cleva people

      lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-15 12:15

      Eish Wesley! You just screwed up the plan with your cunning counter plan, but I dont think we need worry - its the anc. Who is going to waste money on a bomb?

      lucy.bush.9231 - 2012-12-15 12:32

      It’s all just a big game and an excuse to have a party. They already know what the outcome is going to be..Comrade, comrade comrade..we know how you

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-12-15 12:57

      Hope they let the food supplied by farmers in ..

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-15 13:38

      Making use of 'traditional weapons' perhaps??

  • erich.goosen - 2012-12-15 11:08

    Good thing. Security should be beefed up. You don't get such a big congregation of mobsters everyday in one town.

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-12-15 11:13

    Do only Zuma supporters get clearance stickers ? ??

      WvdWesthuizen - 2012-12-15 13:40

      No, staff and post-grad students who applied to access to campus during this time also get clearance. They are then forced to park at one spot on campus and are transported from there to their designated workplaces.

  • terence.wessels - 2012-12-15 11:16

    Lol! Why? To stop the ANC delegates from beating each other up with chairs again? Pffff.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-12-15 12:02

      This time they will sit on a foam matras. They can also lie on it when they are drunk.

      earle.francis.9 - 2012-12-15 13:07

      Yes Wesley, and the foam matras will rest on stolen bricks! These guys are all oxygen thieves...mentally the lowest of the low.

  • leonard.kopela - 2012-12-15 11:28

    One hpe tht da wnt unnecesary confrotation between these two misguided Faction...n let this safety be 4 all nt only those who stole nomination conference should be protected because they are the reason behind this uncertainty for 2morow's Conference

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-15 11:33

    Are they scared the hungry masses may come and demand their portion of KFC?

  • steve.barrow.104 - 2012-12-15 11:47

    "Police at the entrances said cars needed to be searched and checked at the Tempe Military Base. Each vehicle would then receive a clearance sticker which would allow them access to the campus". So you can pick up anything you like on the way back from the base to the campus but you'll have a sticker so that will be fine. Great security plan guys.

      lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-15 12:08

      thats what I thought, but the threat is from within the party so they are unlikely to spot this brilliant and cunning loophole?

  • motleleng - 2012-12-15 12:47

    Service providers and ambulances were also turned away...ambulances for what? Are they going to hurt each other or what? They should bring body bags, then they will be take straight to government mortuary after killing each other....

  • Tshepo Mongale - 2012-12-15 12:49

    ViVa ANC ViVa

      earle.francis.9 - 2012-12-15 13:14

      Obviously you went through their programme of "non education"... spook spook!

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  • corry.matjitlane.5 - 2012-12-15 13:21

    this is ridiculous disgraceful. a rulhng party afraid of itself.what is it special about it that need such beefup?r they up for mischief or elections?

  • Suzanne Viljoen - 2012-12-15 13:24

    Ambulances are there for giving oxygen and drips for babelas

      Suzanne Viljoen - 2012-12-15 13:31

      Or for after the bomb blast lol

      Suzanne Viljoen - 2012-12-15 13:32

      Or for the food poisioning

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-12-15 13:37

    it makes sense what with the town hosting the biggest crowd of thieves in the country.

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-15 13:53

    Not surprised!! The people of South Africa are spitting snakes due to the sheer blantancy of plundering funds to the amount of millions from the hard working human beings - the ignorance and stupidity of not realizing how much hate the people have for him (he has no soul therefore pure evil) =MONSTER

  • eugene.ngobeni.7 - 2012-12-15 14:58

    Lol!! someone must lock the doors and burn those animals inside the conference room and mabe the country will be better off (hitting two birds with a single stone)

  • Erna - 2012-12-15 15:03

    The amusing thing is that they are probably scared of their own anc comrades!

  • mariette.troxler - 2012-12-15 20:10

    They're also too stupid to realise that now would be the time to storm the Union buildings and take over since all the security has been moved to the paranoids in Bloem. Come on SADF where are you? Or OUTA or Agri sa. Anybody?

  • herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-15 22:38

    Security issues aside, the selection of a university as a venue for this conference is a stroke of genius. This ensures absolute neutrality where no ANC member will have any home ground advantage.

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