Police charge ANCYL after CPT march
Police have laid charges against the ANCYL for not adhering to march regulations.
CAPE TOWN - Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille said on Tuesday she was not surprised police have laid a charge against the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) for not adhering to the conditions of their march held in the city centre.
The ANCYL held a protest march to the provincial legislature on Tuesday.
This forms part of a campaign for better services in poor areas in and around the Western Cape.
However, demonstrators failed to meet a number of conditions stipulated in the gatherings act including not gathering or dispersing on time.
De Lille said for every action there are consequences.
"The city respects the right of all residents to demonstrate in a peaceful and legal manner, but the rights of other people also need to be protected. The essence of our democracy is an unconditional respect for the rule of law."
"No one is above the law. Anyone who breaks the law must pay the consequences. Charges against the ANCYL have been laid with the South African Police Service."