Don’t pass the Phillipi buck, ANC tells DA

"It is typical of the Democratic Alliance to shift the focus away from the real issues at the root of growing dissatisfaction with inferior service delivery in poor areas," said ANC Western Cape secretary Songezo Mjongile.

"The ANC condemns all violence and damage to public and private property, as it has done repeatedly. The ANC stands for democratic means to raise issues and protest concerns."

Mjongile said issues would be resolved only when the DA and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille met with residents.

Service delivery protests rocked the Cape Peninsula last week, starting with a bus that was torched in Phillipi by protesting residents last Monday. In the latest incident, a Golden Arrow bus was stoned in Khayelitsha on Friday. The driver lost control of the bus during the attack, and it crashed through a road barrier and ploughed into shacks, killing the driver Sandile Hoko.

Five people, including a child, were injured.

'Ungovernable'
On Sunday, provincial premier Helen Zille and De Lille said the attack followed threats by the ANC Youth League to make Cape Town "ungovernable" and to "bring Cape Town to its knees".

The league had threatened to prevent "any and all Golden Arrow buses and taxis from operating". They said the league should be held accountable for this sequence of events.

A R50 000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Criminal charges of intimidation were laid against the league by the city and province on Wednesday.

"We await the outcome of the investigation of the criminal charges we have laid against the league and will closely monitor any other action that follows from this investigation," they said. – Sapa

Advertisting

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

Mkhwebane moves to halt ‘grossly unfair’ impeachment process

Chaos theory: How Jürgen Klopp has harnessed the unpredictable

The Liverpool manager has his side playing unstoppable football but it’s the attention to detail off the field that has bred the success

South Africa could use a communist party

The SACP is not building socialism, or even social democracy. Sadly, it has become just another party advancing the politics of patronage

Miners speak out against Sibanye

Not a year into buying Lonmin, Sibanye is accused of mistreating the mineworkers who were injured eight years ago during the Marikana massacre. But the platinum giant says it is a miscommunication. Athandiwe Saba and Paul Botes visit Marikana to find out the truth
Advertising

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA