Opponent of new party claims he’s a marked man
Buyisile Ngqulwana not only has an extraordinary tale to tell about the origin of the African Transformation Party (ATM) but also of how he miraculously escaped hitmen in the Western Cape, only to fall foul of the law himself.
Ngqulwana is the Messianic Churches stalwart who is asking the IEC to deregister ATM.
He alleges he became a target for unknown assailants last month when on Good Friday, four gunmen set out to shoot him, but luck was on his side and he happened to not be in his car.
He says that on the following Sunday he was kidnapped by four unknown people.
He managed to escape and opened a case at the Goodwood Police Station in Cape Town.
He says the following day he decided to flee the Western Cape but ended up being chased by people masquerading as traffic officers between Beaufort West and Leeuw-Gamka.
He claims that he had a crash and abandoned his car.
He says he ran into a nearby game reserve and rushed to the reception office to call for help from “real” police officers .
When the police arrived he was arrested for having driven recklessly hundreds of kilometres to the south – in Worcester, a mere 100km from Cape Town.
He was released on bail on the following day.
Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk refused to comment and refused to confirm the cases.
However the Dispatch has a copy of the stamped bail release receipt.
Ngqulwana told the Dispatch that it was disappointing that people who preached peace daily wanted to kill one another.
“Christians are now hiring hit- men against each other. This is very disappointing and should be condemned,” he said...