ANC SG to meet Occupy Luthuli House 'hooligans'

2016-09-12 09:22
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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#OccupyLuthuliHouse: What really happened when the ANC went head to head with its own

2016-09-05 17:12

Find out what happened on the doorstep of Luthuli House as #OccupyLuthuliHouse movement went against the #DefendLuthuliHouse teamWATCH

Johannesburg – ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe will on Tuesday meet party members behind the Occupy Luthuli House protest.

ANC spokesperson Khusela Sangoni would not reveal any further details in her text message on Monday.

Last week, a group of ANC members attempted to occupy the ANC’s headquarters in central Johannesburg to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma and his national executive committee.

Members of both the ANC Youth League and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association intimidated and threatened them with violence, saying they were defending Luthuli House. A large number of police officers were present.

At the time, the ANC said the high security was due to a lack of knowledge of how much of a threat the protesters represented.

The group was reacting to the ANC’s poor showing during the August 3 local government elections. The party lost three of the country’s big metros and its support nationally declined.

Mantashe received the group’s memorandum of demands. He thanked those who had turned up to defend the ANC’s headquarters and told them: “Don’t give hooligans free airtime.”

Meanwhile, the ANCYL said it was determining who was part of the occupy group, in order to initiate disciplinary proceedings against them. League president Collen Maine said he hoped they would get expelled. He said their actions were unacceptable.

The group said it would accept whatever action the ANC took against them.

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