According to the report in today’s Sowetan, evidence of Lindiwe Ngwenya who was with Mido Macia at the time of his arrest, police stopped and asked him why he was parked in a spot which was not allowed. Macia pointed to two other minibuses which were parked in a similar position to his, Ngwenya said. The police officers then asked for his driver’s licence
After showing his licence, the officers allegedly responded: “you are parked in an unauthorised place…and you are not even South African.”
The headline I have put at the top is that of the Star hard copy edition
There is dispute over what type of ammunition was used and role of VIP and ordinary police. What is clear, however, is that the ANC canvassers/leaders were not welcomed in Bekkersdal, in fact met very hostile reception.