Post election violence has continued to rock some areas in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal province.
As gathered by BuzzSouthAfrica, violence erupted in Mount Moriah, Durban, on Tuesday when some ANC supporters clashed with rival group in the area.
The drama began when one of the warring groups – precisely, a group loyal to defeated ANC candidate Councillor Thoko Ndlovu allegedly shut down the municipal’s soup kitchen project.
The group allegedly closed the shop after they accused some employees in the area of throwing their weight behind independent candidate, Musa Dladla.
Relating how the employees were harassed, the manager of the soup kitchen, Vimbile Ngema, said the warring residents marched into the shop, threw them, locked the doors and made away with the keys.
She condemned the destruction of the soup kitchen, which she said has been so helpful to poor and sick residents.
Recall that Dladla, an outgoing ANC Councillor, was nominated by the community but the ANC sidelined him, and appointed Thoko Ndlovu – sowing discord and sparking divided loyalty in the region’s camp.
However, both Dladla and Ndlovu were humiliated in the municipal election after DA Councillor knocked them off the victory lane.
When ANC’s eThekwini regional secretary Bheki Ntuli was alert about the uly development, he denied having knowledge about the violence. He also condemned the culprits for destroying the municipal’s soup kitchen project.
“We are relying on the cops to arrest and charge all those involved because they are disturbing people. The soup kitchen is an eThekwini municipal project,” he said.
In Amawoti, another community in Kwa-Zulu Natal province, residents vowed to render its ward ungovernable after the emergence of a newly-elected ANC councillor in the area.
Zandile Gumede, Ethekwini Regional Chairperson and Ethekwini Metro Mayor-in-waiting, was bluntly rejected by residents of the community despite leading the ward previously for two terms.
Meanwhile, 19 persons in Amawoti community haves so far been arrested for public violence.