He will be able to talk to us once he is well.


The regional secretary of the South African National Civic Organationin the Mpumalanga province is reportedly lying on a hospital bedfollowing an assault on Sunday afternoon.

SANCO provincial spokesman Bongani Mwale said Chris Mashele was badly injured.

“Comrade Chris isn’t well as yet,” he said on Tuesday when asked forMashele’s cellphone number.

“As soon as he is accessible and fine I will give you [the contact numbers],” Mwale said.

Mwale said Mashele was recovering in hospital.

He said Mashele was attacked on Sunday afternoon in Matsulu by mendriving a car “without number plates” and were “thugs hired to silencehim”.

“Comrade Chris is recovering in hospital and we hope he shall bedischarged soon,” Mwale said.

SANCO further condemn the increased victimisation andintimidation to branch leaders and ordinary members in the Province,” he said, alleging that other SANCO branch leaders were also attacked in Tjakastad, near Badplaas, over the weekend.

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The ANC and SACP in the region said they didn’t hear about the incident.

SACP regional spokesman Bongani Mavuso said he was now phoning other comrades to get information about the incident.

“We will then go visit him in hospital,” said Mavuso.

The secretary of the ANC in the region, Phazamisa Mathe, also said he’d ask about the incident, but said whoever did it “it’s an incident that should always be condemned”.

“We’ll do the investigations and then the conclusion,” he said.

(edited by ZK)
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