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'assault' AT ANC MEETING

By Frank Maponya | Dec 21, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

AN ANC general meeting in Mabatlane, Vaalwater, had to be postponed when a councillor lost his temper and assaulted two party members because they "hated" him.

The Limpopo branch AGM on Saturday was postponed to January 16 after the ugly incident.

Frans Kobe, a councillor in the Modimolle municipality, allegedly assaulted two people at the heated meeting after accusing them of "masterminding" his downfall.

A source close to Sowetan said yesterday that Kobe suddenly rose in a fit of rage and assaulted Sello Molekoa, a councillor in the Waterberg district municipality, and later went for Wiseman Ngobeni, an ordinary ANC member.

The source said Kobe vented his anger on the two because he apparently thought his job as councillor was under threat.

"We still do not know what triggered the assault because members of the ANC do not resort to violence even if they are troubled by something," the source said.

Another source said the ANC members would now push for disciplinary action to be taken against Kobe for his unbecoming conduct.

Ngobeni yesterday confirmed he was "moered" by Kobe but still did not know why he was attacked.

"I have opened a case with the police because the man attacked me for no apparent reason," he said.

Molekoa's phone rang unanswered but Kobe denied allegations that he had assaulted anyone.

"As far as I know I never assaulted anyone," he said. "Those who accuse me of assaulting them are just saying so to tarnish my image."

Several attempts to get comment from the provincial leadership of the ANC proved unsuccessful yesterday.


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