ANC members burn down hostel in Mooi River

ANC members burn down hostel in Mooi River

The situation is calm at Bruntville in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal. The entire hostel has been destroyed. IFP members sought refuge at a nearby cemetery.

The IFP Leadership from Durban, Pietermartizburg, Estcourt, Imbabazane and Ladysmith were in attendance. Over 200 IFP members have been evacuated and housed at the Mooi River Town Hall.

More IFP members are expected to return to the hostel where SAPS will move them to the Town Hall. The reason for burning down the hostel is that the ANC Ward Councillor held a meeting at the Bruntville Community Hall with ANC members and the issue of burning down the hostel was discussed as the hostel is housing IFP supporters. The Ward Councillor claims that he tried to stop them, but they refused to listen.

Hostel destroyed in Bruntville, Mooirivier
Hostel destroyed in Bruntville, Mooirivier

Police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane has urged the community to remain calm.

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South Africa Today – South Africa News