The African National Congress in the Western Cape on Wednesday extended its condolences to the family of member Andiswa Ndevu, who died in a multiple motor vehicle accident during a violent protest at the corner of Lansdowne and Symphony Way in Cape Town on Tuesday night.
The provincial ANC revealed that, Ndevu was trying to escape violent protests at the corner of Lansdowne and Symphony Way, a car in front of her was stoned, and as she attempted to make a u-turn, another vehicle drove into hers. She died at the scene.
Ndevu was a single parent and member of the ANC in Ward 42 Gugulethu, as well as of the ANC Women’s and Youth Leagues.
“We are shocked and saddened by the death of our comrade,” said ANC Western Cape provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs. “We express our condolences with her family and call on our communities to refrain from taking their frustrations and anger out on motorists. There are other more peaceful ways to protest.”
It was unclear what had caused the protest. However, SA police members have been deployed to police the protest action and that the damage caused to vehicles, and cases of public violence, have been registered, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said.