President Ramaphosa acknowledges poor preparedness to face insurrection

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We were poorly prepared — President Ramaphosa

South Africa's government was ill-prepared to handle the riots that gripped KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng during this past week as it was an engineered insurrection, President Cyril Ramaphosa said during a national address on Friday evening.

"We must acknowledge that we were poorly prepared for an orchestrated campaign of public violence, destruction, and sabotage of this nature," the president stated.
 
No, you were just unwilling to do what needed to be done.

That is my view too.

Anyone could have foreseen that arresting JZ would potentially cause trouble.
They should have prepared for that.

They should not have negotiated with him for 9 hours after he already missed the time he could hand himself over as ordered by the court.

They were scared of a Marikana. Look how many is dead now, and this is not yet over.
Could have been nipped in the bud with a show of force to arrest Zuma and anyone who attempted to prevent that arrest.
 
Of course they were, the ANC is too focused on throwing billions into non-essential SOEs and Cubans than focusing on key services such as education, policing, health, infrastructure so that the underlying problems can be resolved. Get rid of SAA, Eskom Generation, Denel, and the very many other non-essential SOEs that the cadres are using to bleed the state dry, let private capital provide for these and free up government to focus on what is needed by the people.
 
When you change yourself you change the world, do we have any other choice than to get behind Ramaphosa?
 
This is about more than Zuma it's about frustration and anger which has been building up some time, over lack of jobs, lack of any help during covid for ordinary people. The government will have to address this to prevent recurrences.
That is my view too.

Anyone could have foreseen that arresting JZ would potentially cause trouble.
They should have prepared for that.

They should not have negotiated with him for 9 hours after he already missed the time he could hand himself over as ordered by the court.

They were scared of a Marikana. Look how many is dead now, and this is not yet over.
Could have been nipped in the bud with a show of force to arrest Zuma and anyone who attempted to prevent that arrest.
 
He said that the police were faced with a difficult situation and exercised commendable restraint to prevent any loss of life or further escalation.
Come on let's just call it like it was, the police were less than useless and in several instances there is video footage of the police doing absolutely nothing to stop the criminality, at the very least police could have fired off teargas canisters.

No, you were just unwilling to do what needed to be done.
Poor Jan, it was not his job to stop Zuma and his comrades!
 
Not a single ANC cadre will be fired over these lack of insight/preparation/policing/etc. Cyril himself won't accept accountability nor resign in disgrace.

South Africans, however, are asked to unite and help clean up this mess.
When you change yourself you change the world, do we have any other choice than to get behind Ramaphosa?
Meber when Cyril said there would be zero tolerance for those found stealing covid funds? Get behind him all you like. He's clearly trustworthy. #goosies
 
Not a single ANC cadre will be fired over these lack of insight/preparation/policing/etc. Cyril himself won't accept accountability nor resign in disgrace.

South Africans, however, are asked to unite and help clean up this mess.

Meber when Cyril said there would be zero tolerance for those found stealing covid funds? Get behind him all you like. He's clearly trustworthy. #goosies
So what's the alternative right now?
 
Shops he have the sad panda face or was there a little more intent tonight?
 
Despite this, he will not declare a state of emergency.


Ramaphosa said that a state of emergency was the last resort if all other efforts to stabilise the country have failed.


He said that the declaration of a state of emergency would result in the suspension of several Constitutional rights and that no responsible government would do that lightly.

It will also allow for foreign aid to help with relief efforts, bolster our lackluster police, and foreign intelegance to track down the culprits ... but hey we dont need any of that , politicians arent suffering and I am sure we can get some Cuban police officers.
 
I'm starting to doubt this governments ability to build a sandcastle on the beach, even with a looted bucket and spade.
The culture and education they have given their citizens is to become a looter, not dignified members of the human race.
A terribly sad showing in history.
 
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