ANCYL must pay for damage
Damage of about R60000 caused during a march in the Govan Mbeki Municipality in Mpumalanga would be recovered from the local ANC Youth League, the municipality said yesterday.
Permission for the march, organised by the youth league, was granted on the proviso that the league and participating members be held accountable for any damage, municipal spokesman Themba Motlhankana said.
On the day of the march, May 25, damage of about R60000 was caused when marchers broke a 10m palisade, the seat of a tractor was set alight and the windows of a truck were smashed. A petrol pump was vandalised and the windows of a security guard shelter were broken, according to the municipality.
"The individuals who caused all this damage cannot be positively identified . [therefore] the municipality will recover the losses suffered from the Gert Sibande ANC Youth League," Motlhankana said.
The league's branch spokesman Sibusiso Mlangeni said it had not received notification of this from the municipality.