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We encourages the law to take its course, says Mkhize

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.

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