South Africa

In pictures: DA vs. ANC, on the ground

By Greg Nicolson 12 February 2014

On Wednesday, the DA took to the streets to march for “real jobs”. They never reached Luthuli House, being met by thousands of ANC supporters on the way who fought them with bricks, sticks and other weapons. In a hail of rubber bullets and stun grenades from police, chaos broke loose. GREG NICOLSON was there with his camera.


An ANC supporter mimes throwing a projectile at police.


Police responded to the ANC’s assault with stun grenades and rubber bullets.


An ANC supporter wields a brick.


An ANC supporter walks towards the DA while others run from a stun grenade.


Lindiwe Mazibuko addresses the DA march.


The DA’s Mmusi Maimane cheers with the crowd.


A DA supporter on the party’s truck.


A private security member for the DA protects his head from the sun with a party t-shirt.


ANC members were threatening the DA before the march.


ANC supporters tear a DA t-shirt.


Despite calls not to run, after the ANC attempted assault, DA members ran to the area where they started the march.


Lindiwe Mazibuko, Mmusi Maimane and Helen Zille on the DA’s truck.


Zille greets DA members.


DA members dance before their march.


Before the march, some ANC members carried bricks, sticks and pepper spray.


ANC supporters refused to let the DA march near the “revolutionary house”. DM

Main photo: It was hard to predict numbers, but the DA had many supporters.


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