‘FIRE TO HERALD’: ANC LEADER URGES BURNING OF P.E. PAPER
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.
Hundreds of people from various parts of Durban took to the streets as the ANC held a victory parade around the city last night.