Monday, January 21, 2013

Sasolburg protesters run amok and loot shops

Sasolburg protests
Sasolburg protesters barricade streets.
Photo Credit: Lucky Maibi (Beeld)
It was hardly a week ago that the media reported a spate of robberies in the Sasolburg area. Apparently it got so out of hand at one stage that the Police decided to establish a task team to look into house robberies in Sasolburg. Seven people were eventually arrested - five Mozambicans and two South Africans, aged between 22 and 32. The arrests took place miles away from Sasolburg in Gauteng, in places such as Katlehong, Mamelodi, Vanderbijlpark, and Orange Farm. (News report here)

Yesterday (Sunday) total chaos broke loose in Sasolburg. Free State police reported that nearly ninety people were arrested during protests in Sasolburg – (ON A SUNDAY!) Constable Peter Kareli said the protest began around 09:30, when residents came out of a meeting about municipal demarcation. The residents were apparently unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe Local Municipality, which Parys falls under. (Typical ANC pre-election tricks again!)

Kareli said the group divided into three, and the crowds began barricading streets, burning tyres and throwing stones at police cars. Police tried negotiating with the protesters, but to no avail. Windows were broken and shops were looted. Kareli said police arrested 48 people in possession of goods looted from the shops. A further 39 people were arrested for public violence.

Sasolburg protesters run amok, loot shops (News24)

What’s the bet that many of the arrested thugs are not locals either, but hired hooligans from Gauteng!


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