DA Gauteng Premier Candidate Solly Msimanga lays criminal charges against ANC for inciting violence in Alexandra

Issued by Solly Msimanga – DA Gauteng Premier Candidate
07 Apr 2019 in Press Statements

Today, I laid criminal charges against the ANC at the Alexandra Police Station for inciting violence in the community in order to influence the outcome of the general elections on 8 May.


I presented the SAPS with evidence of how the ANC was conspiring to instigate violence by coordinating plans with local affiliates on the ground to embark on violent protest actions, and sow anarchy.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has seen WhatsApp messages from a South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) group, where activities aimed against Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba were coordinated.

Furthermore, we have seen a WhatsApp exchange where one of the organisers infers that their actions are being supported by the ANC. Further digging on social media revealed that the organisers were wearing ANC regalia.

The ANC is a party of criminals not leaders. Cyril Ramaphosa, David Mabuza, Jessie Duarte, Malusi Gigaba, and the endless list of ANC politicians implicated in corrupt activities shows that criminal behaviour is the first agenda item at ANC meetings. Unlike the DA, which puts the people of South Africa first.

From the get-go, social media mobilisation regarding the Alex protests was driven by ANC members, most prominently by the Criminal Syndicate’s Head of Campaigns, Fikile Mbalula.

The protest is being led by ANC ward councillors, and not the legitimate community leadership who have raised issues with the City of Johannesburg. The councillors have resisted any attempt to hand over a memorandum to the City of Johannesburgand have blocked efforts by the City to hold meetings with community leadership.

It is clear that the ANC are running scared of losing the elections on 8 May and will stop at nothing to hang on to power in Gauteng.