MEC Radzilani is concerens about criminal activities during service delivery protests

South Africa: Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani, has raised a serious concern that ‘public protests that allow themselves to be infiltrated by acts of thuggery and hooliganism are likely to lose their credibility.

South Africa: Limpopo MEC for Transport and Community Safety, Florence Radzilani, has raised a serious concern that ‘public protests that allow themselves to be infiltrated by acts of thuggery and hooliganism are likely to lose their credibility.

The MEC was reacting to reports that a Great North Transport bus had been gutted by fire in the act of arson earlier on Wednesday in Seshego.

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The MEC has given the assurance that the ‘Government will continue to do everything possible, to protect the rights of its citizens, including the right to conduct peaceful marches.

It is for this reason, according to MEC Radzilani, that ‘the Police were dispatched to monitor the march and ensure that it remains a peaceful demonstration’.

But what turned out from today’s march was nothing short of chaos and anarchy.

According to the MEC, a public asset, like a bus, is supposed to be of service to the people of the Country, and burning such a commodity is tantamount to treason.

The MEC has issued a directive to the Police to ensure that the perpetrators of this criminal conduct should be brought to book because this heinous act has the potential to spill to other parts of the Country.

 

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