31 October 2013
Violent protest action which took
place on Wednesday has been condemned by many including the African National
About a thousand protestors from
townships in Cape Town looted
stalls and broke shop windows in protest for better service delivery.
ANC says there is no justification
for the criminal activity that occurred on Wednesday.
ANC Councilor Xolani Sotashe said
all leaders need to stand together in condemning this unruly behavior which is
outside the norm of how South Africans must conduct themselves when protesting,
which is guaranteed by our Constitution.
“We believe that however is
responsible for this action must face the full might of the law” Sotashe added.
Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance
has labeled the protest march as nothing more than grandstanding.
DA Leader in the Western Cape Ivan
Meyer said in light of the recent Constitutional
Court ruling organizers of a march or
gathering can be held liable for damage incurred by marchers.
Meyer said the organizers of
Wednesday’s protest march must be held responsible for the damage caused by
Ivan Meyer added that what happened
was that many informal traders and small business entrepreneurs were targeted by
the protestors, and their stalls were looted also small businesses lost
thousands of Rands in stolen goods
and lost of income.
The DA has called on the police to
make the necessary arrests regarding this matter.
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