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ANC men 'assault' protest leader

By unknown | Nov 19, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

Limpopo police are investigating a case against two politicians who allegedly assaulted a youth leader during a fracas at ANC offices in Polokwane on Friday.

The suspects' names may not be disclosed as they must still appear in court.

Polokwane police spokesman Captain Mohlaka Mashiane confirmed yesterday that the complainant, Clifford Mohloana, had opened a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm against the politicians.

Mohloana was leading a march of ANC Youth League members who support President Thabo Mbeki's bid to be re-elected ANC leader.

According to Mohloana, he had gone to the ANC offices in Biccard Street to make arrangements for a person who would receive their memorandum, when the two allegedly assaulted him after accusing him of not being a member of the organisation.

Mohloana said he did not fight back.

Mashiane said, however, that a counter-case had been opened against Mohloana.

"There was also a case opened against Mohloana for convening an unauthorised gathering," he said.

Mohloana maintained that they had permission to hold the march.

He said they did not submit the memorandum because Cassel Mathale, the provincial ANC secretary, was not there to receive it.

"We will still hold the march in two weeks' time to submit the memorandum. We just hope Mathale will be there to receive it," he said.


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