Chaos erupted earlier today when protesting members of Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) were denied access to Brackenfell High School by SAPS and law enforcement officers.
Enraged PAC members, who had planned to show up announced at Brackenfell High, met with resistance from police officers who cordoned off several roads leading to the school, resulting in an awkward stand-off between the two groupings.
PAC spokesperson Lindokuhle Matiwe said the organisation was staging the protest in support of the EFF members who were attacked in the community last Monday, when they attempted to peacefully protest against racism at Brackenfell High.
“For us this isn’t just about what goes on at the school, but the treatment of our fellow brothers when they spoke up against it. They were violently assaulted for standing up for their children by arrogant white people from Brackenfell.
“We came here to tell them that Azania is our land and they can never tell us that we’re not welcome here. White people cannot continue to act as if we’re still under apartheid laws. We have a right to protest and call out racism,” said Matiwe.