The DA says ANC supporters stoned three of their buses, injuring a driver. But the ruling party has countered the DA's "propaganda campaign".
Three buses carrying supporters were on their way to a Democratic Alliance (DA) election rally in Soweto on Sunday when they were attacked by ANC supporters, the party said. The buses were “badly damaged” – one beyond repair – and one driver was hospitalised, it added.
Meanwhile, the party released a statement on Sunday saying police were also interviewing hundreds of supporters who were victims of an ambush while a bus carrying supporters was en route to a “We Can Win” concert in Soweto.
The two separate incidents occurred near the FNB Stadium, Soweto and in Alexandra, Johannesburg, it said. A case had already been opened with the police but no further details could be given until the injured driver’s family was informed.
The ANC is holding a similar rally at the FNB Stadium. Spokesperson Keith Khoza told eNCA that the DA would have to prove that members of his party were involved. “That’s ridiculous. How do they know that ANC members stoned their buses?”
He said the DA was “busy on a propaganda campaign against the ANC”.
The police said they would need to further investigate the incident before commenting.
Sunday is the last big day for election rallies before Wednesday’s polls with parties hosting large-scale events across Gauteng.