Attempt made to burn down ANC headquarters


Expert Member
Jun 7, 2004
Does that mean what I think it means, that there is a permanent SAPS presence at Lithuli House?

Do any of the other political parties have a permanent SAPS presence at their HQs? (not that the opposition parties would want corrupt card carrying cANCer party spies disguised in SAPS uniforms)

There is always a police vehicle outside Luthuli House and police that patrol around the building.


Treasure Maker
Mar 6, 2012
Fire was a diversion for the bugs that were planted in strategic areas of the building.


Software Communist
Aug 3, 2005


Expert Member
Jun 27, 2006
Surprised that the fire extinguishers did actually work...
Of course they would work ... a fellow ANC cadre (who gained the necessary experience by putting out burning tyres) has the contract to service all 32 fire-extinguishers at Lethuli for an amount of R3,078,987.99 per annum.

Of course it's the us, the taxpayer, who actually pays this.


King of de Jungle
Mar 17, 2005
DA Condemns attack on ANC Office

The DA has condemned the suspected arson attack at the ANC headquarters in Johannesburg.

"Such incidents undermine the spirit of our democracy and the freedom of political parties to campaign without fear of intimidation," spokesman Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The Democratic Alliance hopes the perpetrators of this alleged crime will be caught and prosecuted in terms of the law."

The ruling party was convinced that the fire at its Johannesburg headquarters on Tuesday night was a malicious act, said ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu.

A bottle believed to be filled with chemicals was placed under a couch. The couch caught fire as the bottle exploded, said Mthembu on Wednesday.

"In our books that is grounds to be confident that this was arson."

He said the chemicals that filled the bottle left fumes still lingering in the building. Mthembu added that a bomb unit, police and other experts all confirmed that the attack was indeed an arson attempt.

The ANC viewed such actions in a serious light and expressed disappointment at the act.

"Such actions do not have a place in a democratic nation. We have avenues to address issues and this [attempted arson] is not one of them...This was a criminal act.

"South Africa does not need such incidents. An attack at the offices of the governing party or any political office under a democracy is something we do not need."

Maimane echoed the ANC's sentiments.

"In a country where constitutional freedoms have been achieved through great sacrifice, we cannot allow such actions to take us back to a place of fear or intolerance."

Mthembu applauded security staff on duty.

"Security personnel used fire extinguishers to put down ballooning flames that were almost reaching the ceiling of the reception area," he said.

The ANC said it was unclear what motives were behind the attack.

Earlier in the day, police brigadier Neville Malila confirmed an investigation into an alleged arson attack was underway.

Source : Sapa /mom/fg/ks/jje
Date : 04 Sep 2013 11:48


Expert Member
Dec 3, 2010
It is amazing how quickly they jump unto the Sabotage band wagon, paranoid much? Lot's to hide?