ANC denies Mashaba's claim that they encouraged disruption of speech

ANC denies Mashaba's claim that they encouraged disruption of speech

- The ANC has denied Herman Mashaba's allegations that the party encouraged the disruption of Mashaba's recent town hall event

- Mashaba claims that the party bussed in supporters to prevent him from speaking

- The ANC also says that Mashaba misinterpreted Cyril Ramaphosa's recent comments about the Alexandra protests

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The ANC has rejected Mashaba's allegations that the party was behind the disruption of Mashaba's recent speech addressing Alexandra residents.

On Monday, the mayor tried to speak at Marloboro town hall but was droned out by boos and heckling.

This comes in the wake of service delivery protests in Alexandra.

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The DA claims that the ANC purposely bussed in supporters in order to disrupt the event and undermine Mashaba, according to eNCA. 

The Alexandra service delivery protests have become a bone of contention between the ANC and DA, with both parties blaming the other for the residents' grievances. 

The issue has even become personal in recent days, after Cyril Ramaphosa said that Herman Mashaba was too afraid to address the residents of Alexandra. In response, Mashaba pointed out that Ramaphosa never visited Marikana.

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Additionally, Mashaba has said that the ANC has been promoting the protests in order to further its own interests. In particular, he says that some of the protest leaders had shady contracts with the previous city administration, which Mashaba had terminated. 

Mashaba has also said that the protests are an ANC ploy to weaken the DA in the upcoming elections, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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The ANC, however, rejects these claims, and also maintains that Mashaba misinterpreted Cyril Ramaphosa's comments.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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