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protestThe Citizen reports that the ANC Youth League’s (ANCYL’s) march against racism not only brought Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria, to a standstill on Tuesday, but three surrounding townships were also on lockdown, with people barred from leaving.  

The wrath was sparked by an incident in which security officer Charlie Mabuza was allegedly roughed up, stripped of his uniform and forced to walk half-naked in the rain by his supervisor on New Year’s Day.  Mabuza had reportedly been found asleep and tested positive for alcohol consumption while on the job at a factory in Ekandustria, which provoked the alleged attack.  Security company GE Secure’s signage was ripped off the walls of businesses and private properties and mounted on makeshift crosses that were carried on the march.  Nomvula Kgomo, a resident, claimed racist incidents in the town were rife.  “We have been quiet for too long.  Now we are saying, if you are a racist or support racist businesses, you must get out of Bronkhorstspruit,” she observed.

  • Read the original report by Sipho Mabena in full at The Citizen

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