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If only all communities can organise themselves in this manner, we would be able to greatly reduce crime in SA as clearly, SAPS are incapable as is the government!
Exaclty. Cele will patrol the the beaches against tanning people.And soon Cele will come for the legal guns, because the police will protect you...
Any blood is on School Teacher Cele's hands (and government). They could have stopped this day before (or day 1).
Question: were they deliberately deserted or resources were focused on perceived hotspots?
I agree.Its a combination of both really at the end of the day.
Much of the time the police were "monitoring" the situation rather than quelling it as they are supposed to. Part of what happened was the logical outcome of the police's activity of not putting out the protests for many many years, they just monitor them from a distance. By the time the large scale looting and destruction kicked in, they were totally out of their depth and outmanned by many hundreds.
Most of the rest of the country was also hard at work doing exactly what Ballito was doing, we would need Fiesta's posting machine if we were to start threads about all the communities who protected themselves and public properties.The rest of the country take note. Well done Ballito
Which political party dominates Ballito? It could be that they are special. I think that could be point of the post.Most of the rest of the country was also hard at work doing exactly what Ballito was doing, we would need Fiestas posting machine if we were to start threads about all the communities who protected themselves and public properties.
Scenario 3 “The Break-up”: State/expectations unmet.
Here, the ANC fails to unite and instead fractures so that there is no
political cohesion, resulting in a severely weakened and ineffective
state. Its uncertain, contradictory and confusing policies lead to
economic stagnation, and many South Africans remain very poor.
Amid increasing protest action and racial conflict, the country
becomes a society divided against itself, and South Africans
gradually drift into enclaves along racial, class and ethnic lines in
which they maintain largely normal lives.
According to Cronje, “The Break-up” was currently the most likely scenario for the near future, since it fairly approximated the uncertainty and underperformance of the past few years. “It seems unlikely that the political and economic establishment will unite around a plan that will go far enough to fix the South African economy,” he noted. “Without political reform, the corruption and ineptitude of the civil service will become worse, and without economic reform the government will inevitably run out of money.” These conditions could continue into 2020, after which any of the other three scenarios could also arise, depending partly on the 2019 election results.
It's probably an attempt to fuel a "privilege" narrative for Ballito.What's so special about Ballito?
They weren't even on the frontlines of the lootings and not a priority for the looters.
The communities along a M7 were high priority for the looters and saboteurs and they managed to rally together and lockdown many of their communities as early as late Monday Afternoon.
I'm curious: You think the folks from Phoenix killed people, citing that they did so as part of protecting their community. What would you call those who intentionally went to Phoenix to cause damage/harm/theft and got dead in the process?
Very easy for them to achieve. So far from the action. I mean they only started organising on Tuesday. By then the Massmart warehouse was already 12 hour of looting in.
In our less fortunate neighbourhood we have 4 major informal settlements. The back fence of the Massmart warehouse feeds into a residential road, and there are several pieces of broken fence on Nandi drive that give pedestrian access into the neighbourhood.
By early Monday evening we were ducking bullets from disgruntled taxi drivers and vans that weren't being let into the area to pick up looted goods. 3 community members shot by looters. The looting carried on for more than 24 hours, with the only police presence being the few that were caught with looted goods at blockades.
All this while only 1 of the local corner shops were looted, by the squatters nearby. Bottle stores and other shops were untouched.
Then when the dust settled and we were looking for food and fuel, our neighbours in Durban North decided to claim the Durban North big chain stores for themselves and initially denied access to our residents. Our corner shops had to scramble to get stock so that they can service the needs of the community which was now not allowed to shop in Durban North, after years of shopping there. A full day to get this issue resolved, but by then the community had begun making plans for themselves.
Then when the dust settled and we were looking for food and fuel, our neighbours in Durban North decided to claim the Durban North big chain stores for themselves and initially denied access to our residents. Our corner shops had to scramble to get stock so that they can service the needs of the community which was now not allowed to shop in Durban North, after years of shopping there.