WATCH: Protester dragged out of MK Vets’ press briefing
Petru Saal | 2017-02-06 12:42:48.0
Members of MKMVA stand guard at the ANC headquarters in downtown Johannesburg. File photo.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO
Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association leaders watched as a protester was dragged out of their press briefing at Luthuli House on Monday.
The man‚ carrying a placard‚ raised his voice and interrupted proceedings‚ saying that General Siphiwe Nyanda was his commander when fellow activist Nokuthula Simelane disappeared in the early 1980s.
Journalist Amos Phago tweeted footage of the man being dragged out of the briefing by the association and the MK National Council. The incident drew nervous laughter from some of the veterans.
An mkmva member removed from the media room after interrupting a briefing, #mkmva #sabcnews pic.twitter.com/WUq2UbNQn3
— Amos Phago (@PhagoAmos) February 6, 2017
Shortly afterwards‚ a second protester stood up and‚ angrily pointing his finger at the leaders‚ and shouted: “There will be no special conference‚” before storming out.
His outburst was captured by journalist Kalden O Lachungpa on Twitter.
#MKMVA This is the second man who disrupted the presser.pic.twitter.com/iGCa5f4lpU
— Kalden O Lachungpa (@KaldenOngmu) February 6, 2017
This is a developing story.
– TMG Digital