The African National Congress (ANC) in Ekurhuleni is contemplating taking legal action against a member of the MK Party, whom they accuse of assaulting one of their volunteers.
The incident reportedly occurred during the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) voter registration weekend in Duduza on Sunday. The ANC claims that the volunteer sustained facial injuries, including a cut on her lips.
The MK Party gained attention recently when former president Jacob Zuma announced his support for the party, resulting in his suspension from the ANC.
However, the ANC’s Jongizizwe Dlabathi emphasized that any election-related violence should be addressed by law enforcement.
According to Dlabathi, the altercation allegedly took place between a member of the MK Party and an ANC volunteer.
He stated that the ANC volunteer did nothing to provoke the attack, but the MK Party member assaulted her for personal reasons. In the process, the ANC volunteers were also injured, as evidenced by a photograph shared with the ANC.
The ANC advised the volunteer to file a case at the nearest police station. However, they were informed that the alleged perpetrator had already filed a counter-case, falsely claiming that she was attacked by the ANC member.
Dlabathi expressed the ANC’s determination to pursue the matter legally, allowing the justice system to conduct a thorough investigation.
In response to these allegations, the MK Party stated that they are conducting their own investigation into the incident.