Monday, March 21, 2011

Violence breaks out at ANC meeting

By Lelethu Mquqo
21 March 2011

Violence broke out at an African National Congress meeting in the KwaQanda community hall in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

Provincial executive committee member Lydia Johnson had to dive for cover when chairs were thrown and tyres set alight.

Johnson, the provincial MEC for public works, had been sent to explain the nomination of the party’s Ward Six candidate for the local government elections on May 18.

However, those attending the meeting objected to the candidate and things turned ugly.

Johnson had to flee the scene and the meeting finished early.

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