EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has slammed police for using stun grenades to disperse PAC supporters who descended on Brackenfell on Wednesday to protest against racism.
Ndlozi tweeted “It’s inspiring to see PAC take a stand against anti-black racism at Brackenfell. ANC SAPS must be ashamed for using stun grenades against a peaceful PAC protest. [This] signifies their contempt for black lives because they never shot or arrested white thugs the other day, even at Senekal”.
It’s inspiring to see PAC take a stand against anti-black racism at Brackenfell. ANC SAPS must be ashamed for using Stun grenades against a peaceful PAC protest. Signifies their contempt for black lives cause they never shot or arrested white thugs the other day, even at Senekal!
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) November 18, 2020
On Tuesday, the PAC called on its supporters in the Western Cape to join the protest, condemning the violence that transpired one week ago between EFF protesters were confronted by residents of Brackenfell.
The demonstrations precede an EFF protest which is expected to take place on Friday. The City of Cape Town gave permission to 100 EFF supporters to demonstrate outside the school.
More stun grenades were used as police escorted@MyPAConline members towards Brackenfell Train Station.#Brackenfellhighschool #Brackenfellhighschool #brackenfellhigh #mypaconline #pac #pacofazania pic.twitter.com/myBLVnj1xf
— Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) (@MyPAConline) November 18, 2020
Police used stun grenades to disperse a group of PAC protesters marching towards Brackenfell High School this morning. @TimesLIVE @SowetanLIVE @CapeTown @MyPAConline @DBE_SA @WesternCapeGov @EFFSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/1uLsYVJQLZ
— Esa Alexander (@ezaap) November 18, 2020
Meanwhile, provincial education MEC Debbie Schäfer on Tuesday said that arrangements are in place to ensure that matrics write their exams on Friday without any disruption.
Schäfer said the protests are a clear attempt to intimidate the school. The MEC called on residents and parents not to worsen the situation by attempting to confront the protesters.