Witpoort police in Ga-Seleka outside Lephalale are investigating a case of malicious damage to property and assault with intention to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).
Lephalale Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Frans Mokwena confirm two men from Magalakwena have registered criminal cases with Witpoort cop shop.
He said Allen Lekalakala (35) has opened GBH case after a group of youth allegedly assaulted him while Nkata Given Lekalakala (31) laid a criminal charges of malicious damage to property following the torching of two cars.
Tempers flared up on Sunday to disrupt the ANC Youth League gathering at Witpoort stadium in Ga-Seleka.
The ANC national youth task team (ANC NYTT) had convened a meeting comprising ANC Youth League’s Waterberg branches including Lephalale and Magalakwena to communicate the roadmap to a national congress in March 2020 and to assess the state of the organisation.
It is alleged disgraced former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba and Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula were due to address the gathering when violence ensued. Both Mbalula and Gigaba are the former ANCYL presidents.
Magalakwena ANCYL member escaped with serious injuries and the group had set two cars alight.
Mokwena said police are investigating the incident.
In a statement on Sunday, ANC national youth task team Spokesperson, Sizo Mkhize condmned the violence, saying the task team will make sure police take disciplinary measures against those responsible and encourages the law to take its course.
She said violence will not deter the task team to continue to fight for the unity and renewal of the ANCYL and combat factionalism whenever it rears its ugly head.
“The task team will continue to hold regional assemblies across the country and we expect maximum discipline and co-operation from members of the ANCYL as they reclaim and rebuild their organization,” added Mkhize.Follow us on Social Media