DURBAN – Angry Durban residents have threatened to boycott the upcoming elections if their demands aren’t met.
ANC members staged protests across the northern parts of the city on Monday.
They’re angry with the party’s list of candidates for the August local government polls.
They claim the party is imposing people on them and are demanding an explanation.
Roads were blocked and vehicles torched. One person was shot and wounded in the chaos.
The violence spread to several areas in the north of Durban.
The ANC says it has an open-door policy.
“I don’t believe that even a single branch that raise issues with us can claim that we have not listened to them can claim that raise issues with us,” said ANC KwaZulu-Natal Secretary Super Zuma.
Residents have vowed to continue with their protest action until the ANC addresses them.
They have warned that if their demands aren’t met, they may vote for an independent candidate during the upcoming elections.