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Situation in Kimberley remains volatile after violent service delivery protest

schumi

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Situation in Kimberley remains volatile after violent service delivery protest

Kimberley remains tense following a violent service delivery protest on Thursday, Northern Cape police have said.

Captain Olebogeng Tawana said that an element of criminality had taken hold of the protest, which was initially related to service delivery issues and high tariffs.

"People are looting shops and stealing. Although the situation is still volatile, protesters are starting to lose their nerve," Tawana said.

"We still have eyes on the ground and we will continue to monitor the situation."

He confirmed that five people had been arrested.
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More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...ter-violent-service-delivery-protest-20180713
 

schumi

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Kimberley police in urgent call for reinforcements during unrest

Kimberly law enforcement officers who are on leave have urgently been asked to return to work as unrest continues to grip the town.

Law enforcement officers have been deployed all over the city following increased reports of violence and looting, Lieutenant Colonel Mashay Gamaldien said.

"Five SAPS members who were injured during the protest have just been discharged from hospital and we have called them back to help," she said.

"Even the officers who have been placed on leave have been called back."

Boipelo Mere, a journalist at the Northern Cape Express, described the situation on the ground on Friday as "tense".
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More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...all-for-reinforcements-during-unrest-20180713
 

Techne

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I am disappointed. No colonialist or apartheid symbols have been burnt down yet. Chuck some petrol into the big hole and ignite it ffs.
 

Sl8er

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Barbaric savage hooligans rioting.

Media here seem to avoid the correct term.
Right?!

This is a prime example of how people (unknowingly) start to accept the wrong definitions when it's repeated often enough.

Just like the definition of "racism" has turned into "hurt feelings".
But...you'll find that this is not unique to South Africa, it's happening around the world *cough*USnEU*cough*
 

schumi

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Over 200 people arrested in Kimberley protests

Over 200 people arrested in Kimberley protests

CAPE TOWN - More than 200 people have been arrested during violent protests in Kimberley in the Northern Cape.

Chaos erupted when demonstrators called for newly introduced electricity tariff hikes be scrapped, among other demands.

The protestors are also demanding the recall of two senior officials in the municipality, who subsequently took voluntary leave amid allegations of corruption.

Videos on social media show hundreds of protesters charging through the streets of Kimberley after delivering their memorandum of grievances to the municipal offices. Roads were barricaded with burning tyres and shops were looted.
More at: http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/16/over-200-people-arrested-in-kimberley-protests
 

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ANC seething after councillors boot out own mayor in Kimberley


ANC councillors who voted with the DA to sack their own mayor in Kimberley‚ in the Northern Cape‚ are in hot water as the party has threatened to institute disciplinary action against them.

The party’s provincial secretary‚ Deshi Ngxanga‚ said the rebel councillors would be summarily suspended.

On Wednesday‚ a DA motion of no confidence in Sol-Plaatje municipality mayor Mangaliso Matika succeeded.

Matika was replaced by Pule Thabane‚ another ANC councillor‚ following protests demanding Matika's removal.

"As for the ANC councillors that collaborated with the opposition‚ the ANC constitution dictates that they must summarily be suspended and subjected to a disciplinary process‚" said Ngxanga.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politic...-councillors-boot-out-own-mayor-in-kimberley/
 

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75 Kimberley schools closed due to violent protests

CAPE TOWN - Seventy-five schools in the Sol Plaatje Municipality have been closed for the day due to a flare-up in violent protests.

Kimberley has been tense for the past two weeks with running battles between disgruntled residents and police officers.

Protesting residents have blamed a hike in electricity tariffs on two municipal officials who they want removed.

Law enforcement officers are monitoring the situation, trying to unblock roads that have been barricaded by protesters, mainly in Galeshewe.
More at : http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/30/75-kimberley-schools-closed-due-flare-up-in-violent-protests
 

Sl8er

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75 Kimberley schools closed due to riots

CAPE TOWN - Seventy-five schools in the Sol Plaatje Municipality have been closed for the day due to a flare-up in riots.

Kimberley has been tense for the past two weeks with running battles between disgruntled residents and police officers.

Rioting residents have blamed a hike in electricity tariffs on two municipal officials who they want removed.

Law enforcement officers are monitoring the situation, trying to unblock roads that have been barricaded by rioters mainly in Galeshewe.

More at : http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/30/75-kimberley-schools-closed-due-flare-up-in-violent-protests
Fixed.

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