- A Democratic Leader Solly Msimanga has been beaten up but the details of the incident remain sketchy as this is a developing story
- @Abramjee has shared a number of pictures on social showing the DA leader, Msimanga with a swollen face
- Meanwhile, South Africans have shared contrasting reactions on the DA leader who is also shown in a video with bloodstains
Gauteng Democratic Alliance leader Solly Msimanga has been badly assaulted but it remains unclear who actually beat the embattled leader.
Msimanga’s pictures surfaced on social media on Thursday afternoon where he is seen with blood and swollen face.
A number of pictures coupled with a video were posted by @Abramjee on Twitter, the post that has attracted massive reactions from Mzansi users.
Briefly News takes a look at the comments section where many of the social media users were left asking so many questions on the incident.
“I miss the saying that where men could just exchange blows. The weaker man takes his L and moves on. Now men have gone so soft, we are not ashamed to say to another man, you beat me.”
“Who beat him up lol?"
“Abamshayanga kahle asakhuluma i-English.”
Briefly News previously that DA Gauteng MPL Nkele Molapo has accused Solly Msimanga of sexual assault and felt that he should step aside until he proves his innocence.
Molapo said the DA's internal disciplinary measures had seen her complaint shirked off, saying that incident has caused her to lose confidence in the party's internal disciplinary measures. Molapo claims that the Gauteng interim leader harassed her in 2014, allegations Msimanga has since refuted.
Msimanga had also opened a case of crime injuria against his colleague. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone also weighed in on the situation, confirming that Msimanga has laid an internal complaint against Molapo.
Speaking to 702, Mazzone signalled her dismay over the ordeal claiming that the DA has a firm policy on similar matters:
This website, Briefly News, also reported that newly elected Msimanga had made a vow that he will prioritise service delivery in the province.
Msimanga said this as he was delivering his acceptance speech on Saturday. Msimanga said that it was important for DA members to work together ahead of the local government elections because supporters will not entertain a divided party.
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