DA Members Allegedly Attacked While Putting Up Posters in Attridgeville

DA Members Allegedly Attacked While Putting Up Posters in Attridgeville

  • Members of the Democratic Alliance were allegedly attacked in Attrigeville, Tshwane, while campaigning for votes
  • The party claimed that its members were hanging posters in the area when the attacks took place
  • South Africans commented on the incident and some believed political intolerance is on the rise

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Members of the DA were allegedly attacked while hanging posters in Attridgeville
Unknown suspects attacked members of the DA. Images: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg via Getty Images and ER Lombard/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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ATTRIDGEVILLE, PRETORIA – The Democratic Alliance has allegedly opened a case at the Attridgeville Police Station in Tshwane after some of its members were attacked.

DA members attacked in Attridgeville

The party's members hung posters during the attacks. One of the members allegedly fell during the incident, prompting the political party to open a case, according to SABCNews.

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The DA's Katlego Makgaleng said the party would ensure that those responsible for the attacks face justice. He also called on political leaders to be firm in their stance against political intolerance and violence for the upcoming elections on 29 May.

South Africans weigh in

Netizens on Facebook shared different views on the attack, which left party members injured.

Frans Sello said:

"It must be the ANC or EFF members. That's how they operate on the ground."

Velocity Meme said:

"The ANC is feeling threatened. Even Ramaphosa keeps swearing at other political parties."

Themba Mofokeng said:

"Political intolerance is rife during election campaigning. It is a new breed of political followers that want to take us backwards."

LJ Mamashila said:

"The problem with the DA is that they only deliver services in towns and suburbs only, and they neglect the townships and rural areas. Remember that the mayor of Pretoria is from the DA, so it's obvious why it happened."

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Jean Kruger said:

"The people struggle with water and power outages for years. Now that it's election season, they know all the towns."

Little girl injured during ANC and EFF scuffle

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a little girl was caught in the crossfire during a violent clash between members of the African National Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The clash ensued when members of the ANC went on a door-to-door campaign in Juju Valley, known to be an EFF stronghold. EFF members allegedly attacked them, and the little girl and another man were shot in the ensuing scuffle.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za