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Police shotgun taken in Hermanus protests recovered

Police have recovered the third firearm – a shotgun - taken from police during violent protests in Zwelihle, in Hermanus last month.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said on Monday that a partnership between police and the community resulted in the recovery of the firearm.

Three firearms were taken during the protests.

"In the course of the robbery, a police official sustained serious injury after being attacked with an axe. Two other firearms have since been recovered."

A suspect has been charged with the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

"Provincial SAPS (SA Police Service) management has commended the role played by the community in ensuring the shotgun was returned to the police."
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/police-shotgun-taken-in-hermanus-protests-recovered-20180813
 

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My parents' neighbour owns a shop on one of the corners in Swartdam road. During the last unrest he came home one night, put his house and business on the market and is planning to move to New Zealand. House is already sold. I'm guessing the business not so much.
 

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Protests hit Hermanus as Zwelihle residents call for municipal manager’s exit

CAPE TOWN - There is unrest in Hermanus again, four months after protesters in Zwelihle shut down the area.
Earlier this year more than 1,000 Zwelihle residents took to the streets calling for land to be unlocked for affordable housing.
On Friday morning, hundreds of residents from Zwelihle, Hawston and other neighbouring communities are once again protesting.
More at: https://ewn.co.za/2018/12/07/protes...e-residents-call-for-municipal-manager-s-exit
 

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A year after Hermanus unrest, land occupation unresolved

More than a year has passed since unrest and protests over housing erupted in Hermanus, yet very little has been done to resolve the problem.

Zwelihle residents have called an urgent meeting with government and police management on 24 June. They say that promises by the then Minister of Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela and Minister of Police Bheki Cele have not been kept.

In an effort to get residents to call off the protest in March last year, Madikizela told them that he had identified a plot of land to be developed for backyard dwellers. On 18 May 2018, Ntomboxolo Makoba-Somdaka, spokesperson for the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements, told GroundUp that an agreement was reached with the land owner.

Last week, Zwelihle community leader Theron Mqhu said they were previously told that the Schulphoek land would be expropriated with reasonable compensation. He said they would be demanding answers from officials.
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More at : https://www.groundup.org.za/article...nd-zwelihle-residents-more-year-after-unrest/
 

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https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...nst-discrimination-of-south-africans-28728411

Hermanus residents to protest against discrimination of South Africans

Hermanus - The Zwelihle community will embark on a peaceful four-day protest in Hermanus between 9 and 12 July over unethical employment policies and practices of many businesses.

According to residents, these policies are impacting the local economy and sparking xenophobic tensions in the community.

Community members are set to march to the businesses "that are employing more foreign nationals than locals, exploiting foreign nationals, discriminatory and/or not complying with the labour laws of the country."

The march will start at the Zwelihle Taxi rank at 7am and continue until 5pm each day until all the businesses on the list have been visited.

Community organisation Zwelihle Renewal has called on community members to send them the details of any business that discriminates and exclude locals.
 

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All I read was they want to build 200 units, I doubt they give a **** the race or colour of the person that buys those units.
To often people in South Africa make a class issue a race issue.
 

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"We are not going to promote any form of discrimination or exclusion of human beings nor stand by and watch people perpetuate racism and promote xenophobia. We believe that we will have one Hermanus, a united Hermanus," said Zwelihle Renewal.
The hypocrisy in that statement is telling. They are going to march against white businesses taking outsiders into employment, all they had to say without having the holier-than-thou attitude. I would like to see the list that they will be visiting. Four-days... must be Hermanus and its surroundings in its entirety.
 

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Business owners are just going to ignore them.

Shamepies, Land Party (aka Zwelihle Renewal & Overstand Unite) got nowhere in the election and are desperately trying to remain relevant. Doubt there will be many taking part.

Gcobani was so confident before the election he quit his job at Correctional Services.

There's a reason that 95% of the people looking for work in the classified of the local newspaper describe themselves as Zimbabwian or Malawian... (even though many probably aren't but rather locals)
 

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I have little faith that things will be peaceful. Tomorrow will probably be filled with riots and looting.
 

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https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/new...anted-interdict-to-halt-mass-protest-28924239

Hermanus businesses granted interdict to halt mass protest

NEWS / 9 JULY 2019, 08:43AM / STAFF WRITER

Cape Town – The Whale Coast Business and Community Forum and affected businesses in Hermanus have been granted an urgent court order to interdict the Zwelihle community from embarking on a four-day protest from today.

The march against alleged unethical employment policies and practices of many businesses was to have started at the Zwelihle taxi rank at 7am and continue until 5pm each day.


Community organisation Zwelihle Renewal had called on residents to send them the details of businesses "that are employing more foreign nationals than locals, exploiting foreign nationals, discriminatory (practices) and/or not complying with the labour laws of the country", the Cape Argus reported.


"We are not going to promote any form of discrimination or exclusion of human beings nor stand by and watch people perpetuate racism and promote xenophobia. We believe that we will have one Hermanus, a united Hermanus," said Zwelihle Renewal (ZR), which is led by Gcobani Ndzongana.


"The list of intimidated businesses as well as the Whale Coast Business and Community Forum would like to place the following on record regarding the latest calls for intimidation and mass protest in Hermanus, as circulated by ZR, Gcobani Ndzongana and others," executive members of the Whale Coast Business and Community said in a statement on confirming the court interdict on Tuesday.


"We will do everything within the confines of the law to protect our businesses, staff and our reputations. The threats of mass protest action from a self-appointed group in town against legitimate businesses will not be taken lightly.


"The group of unemployed individuals’ assumption that labour issues, unfair business practises and other related issues exist is based on false accusations.


"One example of how disconnected they are from the real facts as an example is a business with a 35-member workforce. This business only has one foreign national employed and with a valid work permit. The company’s union has also distanced itself from the false accusations.


"One must not forget that the targeted businesses are 90% tourism related and thus effectively they are trying to create more and more unemployment in order to be relevant.


"How can you for one minute think that marching to businesses will create work when the same businesses are economically affected by such actions.


"The agenda to try and damage Hermanus and its image will unfortunately not go down as the businesses will pursue all legal action against the instigators and the organisations supporting them.


"Organisations who fall victim to any intimidation or any illegal actions are welcome to join the movement of putting the facts straight.


"We intend to further consult our appointed legal team to investigate legal action based on the reputational damage and utterances made by individuals and groups regarding our businesses.


"We would also like to gather factual evidence from businesses who have suffered due to the protest and other actions in the past and current. The Whale Coast Business and Community Forum will pursue alternative legal actions to mitigate or litigate such perpetrators.


Businesses are the lifeline for the whole community. Hermanus businesses will now start actively countering the baseless accusations and intimidation focused on them and their staff…


"We would furthermore also like to place it on record that we will be submitting a list to SAPS of individuals or an organisation whom we will restrict from all access to our businesses. No longer will a few individuals frequent any business with the intention of damaging the brand of such a business.


"The Whale Coast Business and Community Forum also laid a charge with the South African Police Service regarding intimidation and inciting violence based on utterances by some of these instigators. We would like to request the South African Police services to investigate the matter as soon as possible.


"Finally, we would like to thank the businesses and community for standing by us in these turbulent times. Our staff are a testament to the ills that have gone on in Hermanus for far too long and intimidation will not be tolerated."
 
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