Kenneth Mgaga is Alexandra’s ANC Youth League chairperson, and according to a tweet that has been doing the rounds on Tuesday, he is the leader of the Alexandra protests.
As reported by the Citizen, popular political analyst, Matlala Setlhalogile, posted two images showing what appears to be Mgaga, dressed in an ANC t-shirt, allegedly removing EFF posters in the area.
The individual who was seen removing EFF elections posters in Alexandra earlier this year in an ANC tshirt, Kenneth Mgaga, is the one appearing on TV threatening a total shutdown of Alex and anarchy. pic.twitter.com/M0Ji3XnnP6
— Matlala Setlhalogile (@Matlala_S) April 8, 2019
ANC accused of inciting Alexandra protests
Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, has, since the inception of these protests, accused the ANC of inciting unrest in the township for political advantage.
It appears that these words may come to haunt those who dismissed the mayor’s accusations.
Alas, Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, met with the leadership of the Alex shut down committee on Tuesday morning, where a memorandum was passed on to him, pending an address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday.
It is not known, as yet, whether Mgaga was part of this meeting or not. However, as reported by the City Press, when the question was put to him on the third day of the protests, he vehemently denied that this was a targeted plan from the ANC.
“We do not belong to anybody. We have different political parties, but we came here as members of the community, not members of the ANC. Members of the ANC, the EFF, the DA and other parties are all here,” he’d said.
EFF threaten action against Mgaga for “removing posters”
The EFF’s deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, posted the same images of Mgaga, with threats that the party’s local branch would deal with him.
There is Mgaga removing EFF posters in Alexandra. He thinks he’s a starring, and the day branches visit him, he will regret. pic.twitter.com/SE1LHBUzEW
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) January 29, 2019
No official complaint has been laid by the red berets to the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, as yet.