WATCH: Durban ANCYL and DA marches turn ugly‚ protester beaten with sticks

Police have to used a stun grenade to save a DA supporter from being attacked by members of an ANC Youth League-led protest in Durban.

The protesters‚ some of whom were wearing ANCYL t-shirts‚ were running amok pushing their way towards the Durban beachfront where the DA is having its anti-Zuma march.

The DA supporter‚ who was assaulted with sticks‚ was immediately taken in a police vehicle from the mob who caused panic among some motorists as they banged their cars along the way.

Other DA supporters ran for cover from the mob.

Durban police had a tough time controlling the two groups of protesters‚ who were meant to travel along separate routes.

While the DA was marching in opposition of President Jacob Zuma‚ the ANCYL group marched in support of government.

The DA march was due to end at the amphitheatre on Durban’s beachfront‚ whereas the ANCYL march was meant to end in the CBD.

However‚ some ANCYL supporters diverted to get to the beachfront where they met DA supporters.

3 thoughts on “WATCH: Durban ANCYL and DA marches turn ugly‚ protester beaten with sticks

  • April 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

    This is the reality of South Africa. The same people who protested against Apartheid are now protesting against Zuma. Yet they are attacked by the people who stood at their side so many years ago. They do not realize that it is not the ANC people have an issue with, it is Zuma and only Zuma. We want a president that loves his country and his people. If Mandela could see what has become of the ANC he would weep.

  • April 7, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    this type of intimidating behavior by members of the ANC is disgusting, this is a free country and all have a right to march in peace so why start a riot just because you are to stupid to want to recognize the damage that zuma has done to this country, yet you still protect him. there is no cure for stupidity

  • April 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    The #marchforchange protest was peaceful and police didn’t battle to control the crowd. The fact that the #ANCYL can’t control their members indicates the lack of leadership that ‘leads’ our country. Very sad.


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