ANC campaigners allegedly attacked and robbed in KwaZulu-Natal

ANC campaigners allegedly attacked and robbed in KwaZulu-Natal

Fears of violence ahead of the elections seem to have had some truth in them as ANC campaigners were reportedly attacked while in KwaZulu-Natal. Five people have been injured during an attack from an unidentified group.

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ANC members were conducting door-to-door election campaigning in the Lindelani area at KwaDukuza on 24 March when they were reportedly attacked and robbed.

A report by TimesLIVE indicates that five people were injured during the attack by an unknown group of people.

Col Thembeka Mbele confirmed that a group of political party supporters have been accosted by unidentified suspects.

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Mbele said two of the people were injured when they fell while fleeing from the attack. Police Minister, Bheki Cele was in the area when the alleged attack took place but was part of a group in a different location.

There were two groups who were conducting the campaigns. The group that was attacked is not the group that the minister was with at the time.

The ANC has since condemned the attack and is convinced the attack was from a rival political party.

We strongly condemn such barbaric behaviour against our members, who were campaigning peacefully when they were brutally attacked.

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The party is calling on the police to find and arrest the suspects as soon as possible.

We call on all law enforcement agencies to act speedily and arrest these thugs that threaten the democracy of our country by their acts of violence ahead of elections.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the IFP is being suspected as the masterminds behind the attack, and apparently the party says they were provoked.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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