Violence erupts at ANC election campaign

BEKKERSDAL - An ANC election campaign in Bekkersdal turned violent on Thursday.

Residents tried to stop party representatives from canvassing for votes.

Police used rubber bullets to disperse protesting community members and bodyguards fired shots using live ammunition.

Residents accused the ANC of being provocative and arrogant for campaigning in the area.

Bekkersdal has been the scene of violent protests in recent months, where residents have accused the ANC-led municipality of being corrupt.