‘FIRE TO HER­ALD’: ANC LEADER URGES BURN­ING OF P.E. PA­PER

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PORT EL­IZ­A­BETH — ANC Nel­son Man­dela Bay chair­per­son Nceba Faku in­cited more than 100 party mem­bers to burn down the Her­ald news­pa­per as he cel­e­brated the party’s elec­tion vic­tory out­side the Port El­iz­a­beth City Hall on Thurs­day night.

Stand­ing at the en­trance to the City Hall with an ANC flag on his shoul­der, Faku said the party was cel­e­brat­ing an “im­por­tant battle be­tween the ANC and the me­dia”.

“The pri­mary battle of the ANC has been with the me­dia, es­pe­cially the Her­ald, in this re­gion,” the news­pa­per quoted Faku say­ing.

Faku was men­tioned in the Kabuso forensic re­port into mu­nic­i­pal land sales and ten­ders, com­mis­sioned by the pro­vin­cial lo­cal gov­ern­ment and tra­di­tional af­fairs depart­ment. The Her­ald went to the courts to force depart­ment MEC Mlibo Qo­boshiyane, who dou­bles as ANC pro­vin­cial spokesper­son, to re­lease the re­port.

On Wed­nes­day night Faku told the crowds: “Down with the Her­ald, down, down. Burn the Her­ald. Fire to the Her­ald.

“The Her­ald dic­tated that [DA leader He­len] Zille and [Cope’s Smuts] Ngonyama would stand here to­day and run the metro. The Her­ald was on the fore­front of that — pa­sop [beware] the Her­ald, pa­sop.” — Sapa.

PHOTO: RA­JESH JANTILAL

Hun­dreds of peo­ple from var­i­ous parts

of Dur­ban took to the streets as the

ANC held a vic­tory pa­rade

around the city last night.

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