26 February 2015
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.
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.
court found the nine to have contravened the Civil Aviation Act.
nationals are now fearing for their lives in the township.
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.”
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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