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ANC condemns attack on home of its councillor in Khayelitsha

Police are investigating a case of arson after an attempt to torch a home of Provincial Executive member.

FILE: An ANC supporter wearing the party’s regalia on 16 April, 2016 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has condemned an attack on the home of its councillor in Khayelitsha.

Police are investigating a case of arson after an attempt to torch Provincial Executive Committee member Amos Komeni's house yesterday.

Komeni believes the incident is linked to protests over the party's election lists because there have been demonstrations on two occasions outside his house.

ANC provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs said, "It was brought to our attention that there was some arson. We condemn any violence especially to our ANC members and our councillors."

Jacobs said a team of provincial leaders was set to the area to listen the concerns.

"We've instituted a process where we'll sort out and deal with the issue. We're quite confident after our meeting things will normalise and we call on that community to work together."

Meanwhile, Komeni fears there could be another attack on his home because yesterday's incident followed two previous protests outside his house.

Komeni said although it does not faze him, he is considering protection for his family.

"When these people are doing these things in my house they're doing it knowing very well that I've got kids."

The councillor says he did not see the person who tried to torch his home but claims protestors had previously threatened to burn it done.

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