“SA descending into anarchy” – MountainBiker
We believe that the Xenophobia attacks will set the ball rolling. Many white areas in Johannesburg without water at the moment. Been two days. (Friends filling up at my house) Just a few articles from the last few days: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/foreigners-in-fear-after-looting-of-shops-1.1749969#.VBixl5SSzTp “In three weeks of the rampage, more than 100 shops were cleared of fridges, stock, shelves, sinks and personal effects. Three people died and several more injured, and shop owners recounted insults and xenophobic slurs hurled at them during beatings… Those attacks started on the heels of service delivery protests… Some residents said the young people needed to continue on the momentum created by the protests because they had not calmed down from the excitement of demonstrating”
The university had said it expected students back in classes on Wednesday following several days of violent strike action.
Gauteng has experienced 229 illegal protests in the past three months, at a cost of R10 million to the province.
Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service
91 attacks on farms and 42 murders on farms had been reported since January.
Pandemonium greeted Copesville residents early on Monday when about 1 500 people blocked Bhambatha (New Greytown) Road in Pietermaritzburg with burning tyres, rubbish and boulders.
Western Cape community safety MEC on Tuesday described the rioting, stone throwing and violence in Grabouw as organised guerrilla-type tactics that were causing the police frustration and made their task of restoring order very difficult. After the police fought back around 1000 protesters gathered on a hill in the Siteview township not far from the N2. They were shouting insults at police, throwing stones, chanting, and toy-toying.
Another large group had gathered on a steep hill right next to the N2 close to The Orchards Farm Stall. They were stoning the police and the Nyalas as they passed on the N2 below them. Some of them had makeshift plastic shields to defend themselves against the rubber bullets. A motorist in Somerset West who travelled from Hermanus said the traffic on the road from Kleinmond was chaotic. “It is the only road we can use because of the closure at Grabouw. “It is taking us hours longer to get to our destination. The road is crowded with trucks and most of the time we were driving at about 20 km/h,” he said.
” … outside Hazyview in Mpumalanga barricaded the road leading into Nelspruit on Tuesday, Mpumalanga police said. “Protesters in the morning barricaded the R40 coming into Nelspruit,” said Brigadier Selvy Mohlala. “Police are still there trying to negotiate with them,” he said. Police were not sure why people were protesting.