DA accuses ANC of sparking violence over Tshwane election loss

The City of Tshwane's MMC for Housing and Human Settlements, Cllr Mandla Nkomo says the African National Congress (ANC) is responsible for the violence that rocked Soshanguve.

Nkomo says the ANC showed up at a Democratic Alliance (DA) meeting with the intention to be disruptive, adding this isn't the first incident of its kind.

They are obviously not happy with us and are therefore resorting to this violence.

Cllr Mandla Nkomo, MMC for Housing and Human Settlements, City of Tshwane

Also read: ANC member shot 11 times in what is deemed a political attack

Nkomo adds that the ANC are clearly still reeling from their loss of the City of Tshwane during the municipal elections.

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