Zamdela ANCYL members arrested

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Published Apr 19, 2013

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Free State - Six members of the ANC Youth League in Zamdela near Sasolburg, Free State, were arrested on Friday, police said.

Captain Harry Nagel said the men had gathered illegally outside the Zamdela municipal offices, demanding that mayor Brutus Mahlaku step down.

“The group had applied to march to the offices yesterday (Thursday), but their application was denied. Today (Friday), they refused to follow police orders to disperse,” Nagel said.

This comes after hundreds of disgruntled residents marched to Mahlaku's office last week calling for his immediate removal.

They were expected to deliver a memorandum highlighting their grievances against him.

“The youths said they were following up on their demands from last week; they say they gave the mayor seven days to resign.”

Police were expecting the six men to appear in court soon, but could not confirm the charges the men would face. - Sapa

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