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By unknown | Jun 24, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

The hearing involving a municipal councillor and seven others arrested on Friday for allegedly staging a protest at the regional offices of the ANC in Mopani was postponed in the Tzaneen magistrate's court yesterday.

Senyolo was arrested together with seven other ANC card-carrying members at a filling station in Tzaneen on Friday.

Police said Senyolo was arrested for allegedly leading an illegal protest at the Mopani ANC regional offices in Tzaneen.

He had allegedly gathered a group of people from 17 branches of the ANC in Mopani to submit letters of grievances to the regional and provincial leadership of the ANC.

Members of the regional executive committee were allegedly invited to receive the letters but were reportedly not there when the group of between 200 and 500 people reached the offices.

The group sang and danced and was arrested at the local petrol filling station a few minutes after they left the offices.

The eight men face charges of contravening the Illegal Gatherings Act and refusing to obey an order to disperse.

Limpopo police spokesman Superintendent Mohale Ramatseba said the group called their lawyers to the police station on Friday who negotiated a R500 bail for each of them.

The court yesterday postponed their case June to 28.


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