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The African National Congress welcomes the arrest of a suspect in connection with the murder of Comrade Simon Modige in Tshwane. Comrade Modige lost his life when he was shot during the outbreak of violence which took place at the outskirts of a meeting held to report to branches on the ANC Mayoral Candidate for the City of Tshwane.
We are further pleased by the news of arrests of approximately 40 people who are alleged to have participated in the unrests in the City of Tshwane last week. We commend the South African Police Services for the speedy action to bring perpetrators to book.
Any member of the African National Congress who is proven to have participated in the violent protests in Tshwane and elsewhere will face the full might of our internal disciplinary processes.
Issued by ANC