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Cape Argus - A vicious attack on a group of ANC members coupled with incidents of intimidation at branch general meetings have prompted the party’s Western Cape leadership to call in extra security.
Provincial ANC branches have been convening general meetings since last month to nominate the leaders they want to represent them in national and provincial governments after next year’s elections.
The nomination processes have angered some members to such an extent that in two wards - Gugulethu and Old Crossroads - the meetings could not be held.
As tensions escalate over the nomination process, well-placed ANC insiders in the Dullah Omar region have fingered the ringleaders in the “poo wars”, former ANC councillor Andile Lili and proportional councillor Loyiso Nkohla, as well as a leading ANC MPL as the instigators of disruptions.
Several members who did not want to be named said the trio were planning the downfall of the current ANC provincial leadership.
Nkohla declined to comment, saying only that he knew nothing about the Gugulethu attack and “was not even in the area at the time of the meeting”. Lili also rubbished the claims saying “it’s all lies, it’s a blatant lie”.
The MPL could not be reached for comment.