Protest action must be condemned

2018-01-25 06:01

THE actions of so-called EFF supporters or members who vandalised H&M stores in Menlyn and Sandton last Saturday in the guise of protesting against a “racist” advertisement, are nothing short of barbarism.

This, despite an apology and the complete removal of the “offending” product from the shelves by H&H.

We cannot mince our words or even be politically correct when thugs, who veil their criminality in perceived acts of great conscience, are allowed to behave in a manner befitting the age of barbarians.

For the EFF, which masquerades as some form of saviour of South Africa, to unleash its lackeys to commit such acts of gratuitous destruction of property, gives all of us a sense of unease as to the real purpose of their presence as lawmakers of this country.

Watching videos on social media of those who roam among us whose bellicosity in their so-called protests are utterly frightening, merely invokes the wrath of civil society.

These are the very people who want to lead this country.

Heaven forbid that this ever becomes a reality.

While my bawling of such acts of wanton criminality has its basis in the fact that civil human beings can protest against or disagree with aspects they feel strongly about, their actions must never lead to the destruction of life or property — something that is foreign to the EFF and its malicious cohorts.

We all need to express our disapprobation at such acts and unreservedly condemn them or else we will subjected to more doses of such callous conduct in the near future.

The criminals involved in these incidents must face the fierce and full might of our law.

N. GANESH

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