Supporters of murder-accused MEC Msibi block roads to demand his reinstatement | Citypress

Supporters of murder-accused MEC Msibi block roads to demand his reinstatement

2021-10-25 04:01:00 PM

Supporters of murder-accused MEC Msibi block roads to demand his reinstatement

Mpumalanga police have had to quell a violent protest on Monday morning by people who demanded that murder-accused former agriculture, rural development, land and environment MEC Mandla Msibi be reinstated.

Supporters of murder-accused former MEC Mandla Msibi blocked roads near Karino, Mpumalanga on Monday.FacebookThe blocked roads lead to Pienaar, Kanyamazane and Matsulu townships.“They said that they wanted the former MEC to be reinstated. The roads have been cleared and are open again,” Mohlala said.

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The ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) recalled Msibi from the PEC and as provincial executive manager. Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane fired him as MEC after he handed himself over to the police on October 11.READ: Murder accused MEC is released on bail and points fingers at cabinet colleagues

 Msibi was charged for the fatal shooting of Sindela Sipho Lubisi and Dingane Ngwenya, and the attempted murder of Sifiso Mpila on August 22. The incident happened outside Coyote’s Shisa Nyama in Mbombela.Msibi has been charged alongside Joseph Charlie Ngwenya (35) and Tshepo Matsane (30). They were all released on R20 000 bail each.

The incident has been linked to disputes around the candidate lists, particularly ward 45 in Barberton. Lubisi, Ngwenya and Mpila allegedly tried to gatecrash a meeting at Nutting House Lodge, outside Mbombela, where an extended provincial list conference attended by ANC officials, regional secretaries and alliance members was sitting. They were shot at in their VW Polo, allegedly by people who were in a double-cab bakkie.

The root cause of this, it is alleged, was the nomination of Njabulo “Tshugulugu” Mkhonto as ward 45 candidate. This pitted Msibi against his colleague, Finance and Economic Development MEC Vusi Mkhatshwa, who is from ward 44 in Barberton.Mkhatshwa and his group were allegedly displeased by Mkhonto’s nomination, which they claimed was imposed by provincial ANC leadership.

Mkhonto has claimed that his life was in danger and had sought refuge in Msibi’s house in Pienaar since August 18. He has also claimed that more than 10 people who supported him have since been killed.READ: Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe, condemned the road blockades.

Shongwe said in statement: We are not a lawless state. People must protest and raise their unhappiness within the ambit of the law. Our country is still reeling from the ravaging pandemic that left many people without jobs. Therefore any person whose actions sabotage the economy must be harshly dealt with. Communities should refrain from blockading the road because that is not only dangerous for people requiring urgent medical attention, it also sabotages our economy.

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Vusi ShongweSupporters of murder-accused former MEC Mandla Msibi confiscated coal trucks during a protest for his reinstatement on Monday.FacebookShongwe called on the police to promptly bring to book any person who is directly engaged in road closures or mobilising the community to do so.

He also encouraged leaders in all spheres of government to constantly engage and communicate with communities to avoid unnecessary protests. He also called on communities not to allow thugs or criminals elements to hijack protests for their own nefarious ends.

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Arrest & prosecute those who break the law,period! Bayagula lababantu. The man is in jail. How do you want him reinstated? ANCEFF domkop rent-a-crowd. 🤣🤣 Another Mini Zuma with own zombies! ANC is incapable of governing was never ready..look at lawlessness by its own followers..this country is in big sh!t so long these ANC parasites are still in power

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‘I have always been a target’– Mandla Msibi | CitypressMurder accused ANC strongman insists he’s a victim of a conspiracy involving his comrades Only truth will set you free Mr. Msibi . I'm a victim sickness just like his royal highness ( his father) So you kill before they kill you too brave ne

People are really sick to support murderers cci_network This guy Msibi must be convicted, this thing was planned during the weekend. If SAPoliceService doesn't want to work let be no police in the country once. Lawlessness must not be tolerated. SAPS must wake up! Typical of the corrupt Cadres they think they are above the law. How did MYANC have these people as members of the party?

He is Guilty until Proven Innocent must now be the new Mantra MbalulaFikile ANCDSGDuarte CyrilRamaphosa Did innocent road users suspend him? Calling them crazy would be a compliment These are paid crowd. Bayadakwa I have been saying anc politicians are not our real problem. This voters are to blame, they can use their brain cells

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Banxilile So destroying infrastructure? Can we block those ‘supporter’s’ freedom of movement too? (Jail) This is sad, this lady missed her training because of this strike. 😭🚮 Such lawlessness bathong 🤔🤔 This mob must be arrested Now Last night we slept hungry again and my daughter was crying because of hunger. Please assist us with a 2kg mealie meal and tinned fish 🙏🏻. Just so my little girl can eat😔💔. I've been struggling to get a job and in my struggle, my child is suffering💔

The SACPANC is without any doubt the biggest and cruelest organized crime syndicate the world ever encountered. Those that don't realize that by now are uninformed. justconsern Will his supporters brings the lives of the people he killed 🤷‍♂️ Signs of Mafia state are too many to count. Nigerian thugs arrested this week in Cpt. Many unresolved murders in Kzn and elsewhere. Wanton plunder of PPE budget right under the noses of premiers!! Instigators of July insurrection free.

Are these people who must be elected into power? Why do black allow such nonsense to be in power?

‘I have always been a target’– Mandla Msibi | CitypressMurder accused ANC strongman insists he’s a victim of a conspiracy involving his comrades Only truth will set you free Mr. Msibi . I'm a victim sickness just like his royal highness ( his father) So you kill before they kill you too brave ne

This behaviour is getting worse every day nationally,in some cases it is well funded by corrupt politicians.There is no law in the country,no consequences.We are at mercy of fools and well sponsored terrorists.They will vote ANC on Monday and go out to block roads the next day Heban! 😳 He won't be reinstated.

How on earth can you support an alleged murder,is it hunger for political recognition? kabelodick Yip, a meal ticket is gone😪 This BS is tolerated. Maybe those are the ones who were given promises that they will get employment to the gravy train, can't believe this nonsense. The center is not holding. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Members of members of the ANC are a real problem.

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Welcome to SA. Where political criminal suspects are hero worshipped by their clearly ignorant poor victims How will this poor country progress and prosper when people behave like this? It’s really sad 😞 Your ANC Tomorrow they'll be burning Malls, baqala kanje I'm telling you🤞

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