MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Zahid Jadwat
Comments: 0
Article views: 1597
Latest Badges:

View all Zahid Jadwat's badges.

The ugly scourge of violent protests in South Africa

04 May 2018, 12:13

Glancing through the news of the day for one last time before getting really irritated, it is almost impossible to navigate around the big stories of the day without bumping into an article related to violence. 

Either we read about somebody whose life was the cost of booty, a young folk losing their life when caught in a cross-fire between rival gangs; and more recently, an increase in violent protests. 

There's always something reflecting the dominant violence in our society.

This barbaric behaviour stems mainly from our anger against ugly officials and unemployment, amongst other 'real' issues. Correct. We've got to vent our anger, and our internationally-acclaimed Constitution - drafted by our iconic Nelson Mandela and his colleagues - have given us permission to do exactly that. 

However, a small, yet dominant tendancy by some to overstep the boundaries of peace and turn things horribly wrong is due to their inappreciation for what little we may actually have. 

Burn schools. Burn cars. Burn houses. Loot shops.

How does that address our issues positively? 

In fact, these people have actually burnt the future of a bright child. They've burnt somebody's transport. They've burnt somebody's dignified shelter. They've stolen the legitimate and clean income of a certain individual.

Bringing the country to a standstill disrupts business which is, obviously, bad for our fragile economy. It is a disgrace and a shame that President Cyril Ramaphosa had to interrupt an important trip to settle the wild behaviour of some, who have also stained the reputation of the innocent and peaceful protestors in their midst.

That is, of course, not forgetting the horrible behaviour of others at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium which is meant to be the pride of an African city. 

I call upon all those involved in the barbaric acts to stop damaging the image of our country and obviously the infrastructure of our country. Their actions, they haven't  realised, are also detrimental to them as equal as it is to the rest of South Africa.

The matters of concern must be addressed swiftly and fruitfilly by relevant authorities. 

Right now, Supra Mahumapelo must go. If he stays, he has an uncontrollable tsunami of violence rapidly rising. It's an inevitable disaster waiting to unfold, if not already unfolding.  

To Mr President, speaking sweetly is not a sustainable solution. You've got to stamp your foot, show your authority and do something immediately to cleanse government of all those corrupt and selfish people - or else everything will be destroyed.

Join the conversation on Twitter: @zahidjadwat

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.


Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Dr. Rabelani Dagada
Today is better than yesterday in...

Due to the better quality of life in this province, many people have been relocating to Gauteng to have access to better social and infrastructure services, and to get employment opportunities.  Read more...

0 comments 404 views
Submitted by
Sydney Molepolle
Thinking beyond the 2019 national...

A change in policy is an important step towards change, meaning there would be invigorated approaches to better our livelihoods. Read more...

0 comments 94 views
Submitted by
Gautrain bus drivers and cycling ...

Government should really start promoting safe cycling for cyclists by installing cycle-lanes in our cities. Read more...

0 comments 791 views
Submitted by
Tackling the resilience of racism...

In the 25 years since apartheid was abolished, what exactly has the government done to uplift the youth of South Africa?  Read more...

0 comments 272 views
Bosasa a brazen display of the 'M...

The economic transformation of South Africa and realisation of the prosperity of the nation will not change unless we defeat the “Mokotla” tendency in our political leadership. Read more...

0 comments 184 views
Submitted by
Eric Koketso Shikobela
16 Days of Activism: So what?

We have 16 days activism against women and children abuse campaign yearly. So what? What does it do to change lives? How many have this campaign protected? Read more...

0 comments 93 views


Press Code We subscribe to the Press Code.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2019 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.