How Ballito residents protected their community when the police where nowhere to be found

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Incredible story of Ballito residents protecting assets when the police deserted them

Last week large parts of KwaZulu-Natal were devastated by looting and vandalism, but Ballito was mostly spared because of the tremendous action by residents of the holiday town.

Former Sunday Times editor and publisher Brian Pottinger shared his experience, which showed how a community stood together when the police and state failed to protect them.
 

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Lets be totally frank here, many places did end up killing "innocents" in this event. The official death toll is WAY WAY under what it really is.
I'm seeing stuff on Twitter from The Usual Suspects all boo-hooing about innocents killed "by Indians" in Phoenix.
Being twitter, I'm reluctant to believe it.
Were there innocent people killed "by Indians" in Phoenix, do you know?
 

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Well done,hope they didn't kill innocent people in the name of "protecting" like how they did in Pheonix.

Not a single innocent person has been killed in South Africa during last week. If you joined any group of people in looting or entering neighbourhoods, you formed part of an illegal action, insurrection. The 'protest action' was aimed at criminal actions. The criminal actions were aimed at destroying life, property, the economy and subsequently the government. If any person was part of such group and was killed, the death was justifiable in terms of South African laws.
 

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Not a single innocent person has been killed in South Africa during last week. If you joined any group of people in looting or entering neighbourhoods, you formed part of an illegal action, insurrection. The 'protest action' was aimed at criminal actions. The criminal actions were aimed at destroying life, property, the economy and subsequently the government. If any person was part of such group and was killed, the death was justifiable in terms of South African laws.
Well when I say innocent I am obviously not referring to a looter.
 

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I'm seeing stuff on Twitter from The Usual Suspects all boo-hooing about innocents killed "by Indians" in Phoenix.
Being twitter, I'm reluctant to believe it.
Were there innocent people killed "by Indians" in Phoenix, do you know?

I don't know for certain, but its a pretty good assumption that people were killed. Whether they were innocent or not is a different issue altogether though.
 

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Not a single innocent person has been killed in South Africa during last week. If you joined any group of people in looting or entering neighbourhoods, you formed part of an illegal action, insurrection. The 'protest action' was aimed at criminal actions. The criminal actions were aimed at destroying life, property, the economy and subsequently the government. If any person was part of such group and was killed, the death was justifiable in terms of South African laws.
And you are so sure about that how?

Very likely that not only looters got killed.
 

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What do you expect from the community if a mob of rioters/looters are advancing on a suburb ?.
Luck i was not involved in any shooting but if the above happened to me i can assure you i would shoot , first with bird shot then AAA .
Ballito was not the only suburb that managed to protect themselves ,most suburbs manged what they did .
All people of the suburbs stood together black ,Indian ,white all together.
 
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Not a single innocent person has been killed in South Africa during last week. If you joined any group of people in looting or entering neighbourhoods, you formed part of an illegal action, insurrection. The 'protest action' was aimed at criminal actions. The criminal actions were aimed at destroying life, property, the economy and subsequently the government. If any person was part of such group and was killed, the death was justifiable in terms of South African laws.
You with your absolutes. There's a chance an innocent maybe have been killed in Phoenix. And taxi drivers may have a shot someone innocent while chasing after looters.
 

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Not a single innocent person has been killed in South Africa during last week. If you joined any group of people in looting or entering neighbourhoods, you formed part of an illegal action, insurrection. The 'protest action' was aimed at criminal actions. The criminal actions were aimed at destroying life, property, the economy and subsequently the government. If any person was part of such group and was killed, the death was justifiable in terms of South African laws.
There's always a chance an innocent person could be caught up in all the chaos. Imagine you were at the mall pushing your trolley when all of this erupted.
 
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