Pravin Gordhan’s event ruined by ‘Poo throwing’ incident

A “poo throwing” incident has marred an address scheduled to be delivered by former minister of finance Pravin Gordhan in KwaDukuza on Sunday.

Gordhan was scheduled to speak at the Stanger Siva Sungum hall when two men allegedly from the local ANCYL dumped two buckets filled with faeces at the entrance but, following the discovery of the faeces, had to be whisked away from the hall in KwaDukuza as league members allegedly hurled objects at the building.

The secretary of an ANCYL branch in KwaDukuza, referred to as ‘”Monkeytown” informal settlement, said they had organised 10 minibus taxis to bring supporters to disrupt the event.

Lucky Mbokazi said their members had dumped the faeces as a sign of protest against business people who are blocking the building of a mall in KwaDukuza and not specifically aimed at the former finance minister.

Chairman of the Concerned Citizens Group, Moosa Motala, said it was too early to apportion blame to any organisation.

Gordhan was invited by the Concerned Citizens Group to be a guest speaker at the fundraising event.

Eyewitness and organiser Haroon Mohammedy said he had heard that the ANCYL in the area (KwaDukuza) were planning to sabotage the event.

“Before we could say anything the guys dropped the buckets and ran off. We tried to run after them but we couldn’t catch them,” Mohammedy said.

Chairman of the Concerned Citizens Group, Moosa Motala, said it was too early to apportion blame to any organisation.

“Given that we have Mr Gordhan here it is possible that there are political connotations to this act of sabotage.

“We have made arrangements for security,” he said.

Gordhan said he could not comment on the poo throwing incident as he did not see it happen.

“I’m a small part of this event and I hope there won’t be any more disturbance,” he said.

By: The Mercury


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