Thursday, February 26, 2015

Xenophobic attacks and looting of shops condemned in Philippi

Jaimie-faith Poonah
26 February 2015

Western Cape MEC of Community Safety Dan Plato has condemned the recent violence, xenophobic attacks and looting of foreign owned shops which have taken place in Philippi’s Marikana Settlement.

Some members of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement went on a rampage on Tuesday following the appearance of the so-called poo protestors in court.

The court found the nine to have contravened the Civil Aviation Act.

Foreign nationals are now fearing for their lives in the township.

Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald Botha said: “Ses’khona leadership’s weak attempts to call for calm after the violence was committed as well as the attempts to legitimize these actions, is seen as a slap in the face to the victims of yesterdays looting and violence.”

“Ses’khona’s history of public excitement of violence and looting cannot be left separate of the event which took place yesterday.  Call on their leadership to assist the police in identifying responsible for the violence, the looting and all criminal acts in order for those perpetrators to face the consequences of their unlawful actions.”



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