Following violent clashes outside Luthuli House on Monday, rights group Not In My Name has resolved to push for drastic measures against ANC members who were caught assaulting a woman from the Black Land First (BLF) movement.
As tensions rose in downtown Johannesburg over president Jacob Zuma’s fate, protests soon became violent warranting a heightened police presence in the area which still did little to calm people down.
In the midst of the mayhem, media and bystanders witnessed two men violently threatening BLF members out of a bakkie and proceeding to physically beat anyone who was in range of their sticks and fists.
Thabang Setona, an ANC member who has since been recalled, was identified as one of the two men who cornered a woman and violently beat her while she lay on the street.
Setona is seen in a video posted to twitter, beating the woman with stick while another man proceeds to kick the woman several times.
Despite having handed himself in to the police, Not in My Name’s Themba Masango has urged the ANC to take severe action against him.
“We strongly condemn what he [Setona] has done and he must know that we’re going to put our lawyers on this case. We also call on the ANC to take drastic measures against this individual.”
The ANC in Johannesburg says it will not accept such behaviour from any member of the party.