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ANC-Cope clashes at Malema's house

By unknown | Mar 16, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

A campaign by Cope to win ANC voters in Julius Malema's own backyard turned ugly when supporters of the two parties clashed on Saturday.

Police were called in to quell the volatile situation, a few metres from the youth league leader's home in the Masakaneng section of Seshego Zone 1.

Daisy Mabotha, Cope's deputy chairperson in the Capricorn district, said they were registering new members when a group of motorists began "spinning their cars" in front of their tables.

She said the dust and the noise became intolerable, forcing them to leave.

"Minutes later, one of our [other] groups campaigning in Malema's backyard was attacked by a group known to belong to the ANC Youth League. They attacked with forks, spades and broken bottles before smashing the windscreens and mirrors of some of our vehicles."


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