Maimane slams alleged political intolerance

The DA’s Mmusi Maimane has called for tolerance after his bus was allegedly stoned in Johannesburg.

The Democratic Alliance's Mmusi Maimane says he is disappointed at the behaviour of some ANC supporters who allegedly stoned a bus he was travelling in on Friday. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance's Mmusi Maimane says he is disappointed at the behaviour of some ANC supporters who allegedly stoned a bus he was travelling in on Friday.

The Gauteng premier candidate was on his way to the Sharpeville Memorial to remember those who lost their lives at the hands of police.

Travelling with him were the families of Hector Pieterson and Tshepo Babuseng who was killed in a Roodepoort protest earlier this year.

Maimane said it was unfair for the families to spend their day in fear.

"That becomes the memory they have of Human Rights Day in a world where we thought we'd gone past this violent act."

He believes the incident infringed on the rights of others.

"The very essence of human rights is also ensuring that the right of people to choose whatever political party they want to choose is protected. I just felt today really contravenes the spirit of the day."