ANC member to face DC after N2 protest
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:30:42
Disciplinary action has been instituted against an African National Congress (ANC) member believed to be the instigator of Wednesday night’s violent protest on the N2.
Two Golden Arrow buses were torched near the Cape Town International Airport.
Disgruntled ANC supporters in the Barcelona and Kanana informal settlements in Gugulethu went on the rampage over candidates’ lists.
They have vowed to boycott the August municipal elections.
ANC provincial spokesperson, Yonela Diko says, “We found the member to have brought the party into disrepute, making certain false allegations against the ANC and threatening to commit public violence.”
“The member is quoted to have said: “We are going to continue to make the N2 chaotic and unstable” and we find these particular utterances irresponsible, reckless and bordering on inciting violence. A letter of suspension has been sent to the Regional Secretary to hand deliver to the said member after which a disciplinary process will be instituted.”
Diko says the ANC will continue to investigate the involvement of other members in the protest.
He says the party will not hesitate to institute disciplinary action against members found guilty of contravening ANC policies.