Herman Mashaba

ActionSA President, Herman Mashaba. Image: ActionSA/ Facebook

WATCH: ActionSA investigating CHAOTIC Tshwane meeting

A meeting between ActionSA members in Tshwane descended into chaos, with videos showing scuffles breaking out

Herman Mashaba

ActionSA President, Herman Mashaba. Image: ActionSA/ Facebook

ActionSA has launched an investigation into a sitting which descended into utter mayhem in Tshwane recently.

Photos and videos of the meeting were circulated on social media: Several scuffles broke out between party members, but it isn’t clear what led to the conflict. One video clip was shared by several opposition members, including the DA’s Renaldo Gouws.

ActionSA, founded by former Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, is the new kid on the political block and exceeded expectations when it managed to bag some council seats in the 2021 local government elections. However, the party has been the subject of alleged infighting between some members. Dr Makhosi Khoza recently resigned as the party’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) chairperson.


ActionSA’s national chairperson Michael Beaumont says it is clear that some came to the meeting with ulterior motives.

“Fellow South Africans, we have seen the video, and I can assure you that we are investigating the incident. It is already clear that a handful of members came to the meeting with the intention of disrupting the meeting and destabilising party structures,” he said on Twitter.

Beaumont said ActionSA’s measurement of success must always be how decisively such matters are dealt with. He added that they are confident in the matter being swiftly resolved.

“We will ensure that the matter is investigated and that those involved are dealt with speedily and in a manner that is consistent with our value commitment to ETHICAL LEADERSHIP – a standard that was clearly absent in the behaviour of some members depicted in the video.”

“To our competitors, who I see have reacted with much glee to these events, I regret to inform you that your delight is misplaced. We continue to grow at your expense & we see incidents like this as an opportunity to demonstrate to South Africans who we are different from you.”

ActionSA’s national chairperson Michael Beaumont