ANC crowd chases EFF man

Cape Town - An Economic Freedom Fighters supporter was forced to run for his life after a large group of ANC and Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement supporters chased him out of the Strand Stadium, where an ANC and Ses’khona rally was taking place on Saturday.

The man stood out in the crowd because of his red beret, red T-shirt and EFF poster, and was quickly rounded on by ANC supporters, who gave chase.

Supporters make their feelings known during a joint ANC-Seskhona People's Rights Movement rally in the Strand Stadium. Photo: ADRIAN DE KOCK. Credit: INLSA

He hid inside a house until the police intervened.

Ses’khona leader Loyiso Nkohla then left the stage to restore calm.

Thousands of people turned up at the stadium, hoping to hear President Jacob Zuma, who was billed by the organisers as a speaker, but did not appear.

They did, however, hear a range of speakers promise that low-cost houses would be built in Blaauwberg, Wingfield and Youngsfield.

Human Settlements deputy minister Zou Kota-Fredericks said the ANC was committed to talking about the problem of housing and sanitation, a key focus of the movement.

“They (Ses’khona) have spoken to us about housing and toilet problems, and we will help them solve this problem. We have noted three pieces of land that we will be talking about, and are hoping to put low-cost housing on,” she said.

Ses’khona leader Andile Lili said it was important to wrest power from the DA in the Western Cape, so as to provide decent housing and sanitation for people.

ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman said the DA government had insulted the people in the province over the past five years.

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