DURBAN - A consultative meeting by the ANC's Moses Mabhida region in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) descended into chaos on Monday as warring factions clashed.
The region was discussing the upcoming provincial elective conference.
It is alleged that some bodyguards drew guns on party members.
#ANCKZN Bodyguards allegedly belonging to some mayors and MEC(s) had guns drawn on party members at the ANC Moses Mabhida Region’s consultative meeting in Howick. The meeting was for the state of readiness for the regional and provincial conferences.@eNCA pic.twitter.com/mn2YofeoY8— Siphamandla Goge (@SiphamandlaGoge) April 9, 2018
[JUST-IN] ANC Security and Bodyguards seen publicly displaying their guns as they apparently seem to be blocked one faction from attending a party meeting in the ANC’s Moses Mabhida Region at Howick, KZN. The province last year had Ethekweni Security playing with guns. pic.twitter.com/bvYBgHJdXX— Samkele Maseko (@samkelemaseko) April 9, 2018
[BREAKING NEWS] “Kill us... shoot”, a man shouts at bodyguards allegedly linked to “district Mayors” who were attending an ANC meeting in the Moses Mabhida region. Sources claim the meeting was meant to “assess the road to provincial congress” but “gatekeeping” is abound. #KZNANC pic.twitter.com/WdfYdtYfOZ— Xoli Mngambi (@XoliMngambi) April 9, 2018
The Public Order Police was deployed to Howick to defuse tensions.