Two PAC members to appear in court
By Ofentse Mokae
22 March 2010
Two PAC members will appear in the Bishop Lavis Court tomorrow for possession of firearms in a public gathering.
The two were arrested after trying to disrupt human rights celebrations hosted by the party in Langa yesterday.
Police say one of the men fired a shot however no one was wounded.
It is believed the two are part of a group that is aggrieved with the party’s internal squabbles.
Police spokesperson Inspector Odwa Makhupula says they were released on R500 bail.
“The two men aged 40 and the other one aged 43 years were released on R500 bail and will appear in court tomorrow,” Makhupula said.
The incident took place in Washington street next to the Sobukwe Sqaure.
The two were charged under the gatherings Act.
Media reports the PAC’S Western Cape Secretary Lulamile Ntonzima said they called police to deal with the rowdy members.
It is also reported that Premier Helen Zille had to cancel her attendance at the event when she was advised by police that her presence at Washington Circle, Langa, could be seen as lending credibility to one of two factions for and against PAC President Letlapa Mphahlele.