The DA wants the ANC banned from SABC election debates after supporters of the two parties clashed in Johannesburg after the latest TV show, writes Dominic Mahlangu in The Times.
DA MP Ian Davidson said supporters of his party were assaulted with pipes and bricks by ANC supporters outside the University of Johannesburg, where the debate was taking place, on Sunday night.
He said: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“The DA will write today to the SABC ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ requesting that the ANC be banned with immediate effect from taking part in the SABC election debate series.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢
The debates are screened on SABC2.
The ANC played down the incident, saying that the DA should report the alleged attack to the police if it had evidence.
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