A “reliable source” has told the DA that arrests have been made after the vandalism that took place at Vodacom’s Mall of North store in Polokwane.
The DA’s Limpopo Premier Candidate Jacques Smalle said that more arrests are likely in the coming days.
The attack was allegedly carried out over an image of Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu which was captioned “abusers of democracy,” used by Corruption Watch chairperson Mavuso Msimang at Vodacom’s 2018 Journalist of the Year Awards.
“These arrests are welcomed and are a beginning to quell the inherent thuggery and bullying dished out by the EFF whenever someone expresses a view divergent to theirs,” said Smalle.
“We also thank the South African Police Service (SAPS) for their professional conduct in this matter and also hope for the process to conclude without fear or favour,” he added.
MyBroadband was previously told by Vodacom that three women were assaulted, and goods were stolen as part of the vandalism.
Update – Vodacom welcomes arrests
Vodacom welcomes the arrests made in connection with the theft, destruction of property and assault that took place in a Vodacom store at the Mall of the North in Polokwane on Sunday.
Vodacom will continue to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies on this and a number of other criminal cases that have been opened to ensure that the rule of law is upheld. Vodacom reiterates its unequivocal condemnation for resorting to violence as an instrument for resolving conflict.
The safety and security of employees and customers remains a primary concern of Vodacom.