DA considering criminal charges

The opposition’s jobs march was disrupted on Wednesday due to security concerns.

Members of the Democratic Alliance were met with resistance from ANC supporters as the opposition party took to the streets of the Johannesburg CBD for their 'Real jobs march' on 12 February 2014. Picture: Reinart Toerien.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said it's consulting its lawyers and is strongly considering laying criminal charges against the ANC.

This after the opposition party's jobs march was disrupted due to security concerns in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday afternoon.

Four people wearing ANC T-shirts were arrested shortly after clashes with police.

A group of demonstrators, also wearing ANC shirts, then charged towards thousands of DA supporters at Beyers Naude Square.

The DA originally intended to march to the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters to demand real jobs.

But the protest came to a premature end due to safety concerns.

DA Gauteng leader John Moodey says the party is reviewing the matter with attorneys.

He says they will ensure the charges are correctly worded so that police are not afforded the opportunity to once again fail to act against the ANC.