ANC-WC condemns attack on Stellenbosch Deputy Mayor

ANC-WC condemns attack on Stellenbosch Deputy Mayor

30 August 2007

The ANC condemns the attack on Stellenbosch Deputy Mayor, Councillor Khulile Shubani, in the strongest possible terms. Violent conduct of this kind can never have a place in our democracy.

ANC Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha said today: "We have confidence that the SAPS will do everything possible to bring the perpetrators before the courts.

"The ANC calls on anyone who has information which can assist the SAPS with their investigations to provide this to the police.

"For its part, the ANC will not involve itself in reckless speculation about who carried out the shooting. The UDM was quick to point a finger at the ANC without a shred of evidence. Reckless and unsubstantiated allegations of this kind can only serve to inflame emotions in the community.

"The ANC calls for a calm and sober approach to be adopted - one in which the SAPS is given every form of assistance to bring the perpetrators to book".

For more information, please contact:
Garth Strachan - 083 454 6667 or
Sivuyile Mbambato - 073 897 8519

ANC Media Office Western Cape.