ANC candidate lists’ protest erupts in Bizana
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:25:08
Seven schools and a clinic have been shut down by Ward 28 African National Congress (ANC) members who are protesting against alleged imposition of a candidate in KwaMadiba in Bizana, Eastern Cape.
It’s alleged some protesters have turned away elderly people and women with babies from accessing the local clinic.
The protesters allege that the party’s sub-region and the ANC Alfred Nzo region have imposed Mzamo Dlamini as a candidate.
Disgruntled ANC protesters spokesperson Bongiwe Magabhiyane says the branch general meeting elected Sizwe Mzingelwa as a candidate.
ANC Alfred Nzo regional chairperson Vukile Mhlelembane has confirmed that AmaDiba Crisis Committee chairperson Mzamo Dlamini is a candidate at Ward 28.
Mhlelembane has urged party members to follow processes, as no formal complaint has been received by the party. The situation is tense and police are monitoring the area.
There have been other protests nationwide over the ANC’s candidate lists for the forthcoming local government elections.