ANC: No justification for vandalism

2011-06-30 17:26

Johannesburg - There is no justification for vandalising and burning down newly-constructed RDP flats built for the poor, the ANC in Gauteng said on Thursday.

"No matter how angry the protesters are, they do not have the license to take the law into their own hands," provincial African National Congress spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said in a statement.

Nineteen people had been arrested at Soweto's Dube Hostel for alleged malicious damage to property and public violence.

Police spokesperson Captain Katlego Mogale said protesters broke down doors and shattered windows.

They also pulled out kitchen stoves and removed taps in the flats before burning them.

They were apparently protesting against the delayed allocation of flats at the hostel.

"Now, poor families will have to wait because their homes have been destroyed by criminal elements," Ntuli said.

He said the burning of the flats to highlight grievances was "inexcusable".

People had a right to protest but it should not be detrimental to rights of other citizens.

"... It can only fuel anarchy and disorder."

  • thobsion.ANC - 2011-06-30 17:29

    hooligans. Nx.

      USSA - 2011-06-30 17:50

      The most incredible logic I have ever seen anywhere...burn down your new brick house while living in a shack...truly...this phenomenon needs to be studied by the scientists of the world.

      Dundermoose - 2011-06-30 18:24

      There is also no excuse for corruption, embezzlement and poor service delivery. The government is just as guilty as the vandals!!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-30 19:32

      "No matter how angry the protesters are, they do not have the license to take the law into their own hands,"......and i thought we could do it without a licence,gosh i better go apply for one before the next riot!!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-06-30 19:42

      wile they at it....they should also say that some guys dont have a raping licence or one for murder too.seems like a joke of a statement to me.pls issue me with a licence to be corrupt so i can join the anc.

      Creeky - 2011-07-28 08:30

      Must admit.... these "ACTIONS" do not come as a surprise...

  • Pfffft - 2011-06-30 17:30

    Let's have some news now.

  • Krush - 2011-06-30 17:32

    ...but I thought this was the ANC way...

      paulf - 2011-07-01 05:10

      The ANC taught them and now it is biting them in the back.

      smahlaba - 2011-07-01 11:17

      it was necessary in the past

  • Schalk - 2011-06-30 17:34

    African logic: If you want more houses, burn down the ones you already have.

      Gen - 2011-06-30 18:05

      It's the IQ of the ANC voters. They'll burn books, houses, buses, basically anything that will teach,house,feed or move them.

      Gen - 2011-06-30 18:11

      Schalk: In English, can you use the words "African Logic" in the same sentence?

  • Bewildered - 2011-06-30 17:40

    Isn't it ironic - 17 years ago the ANC encouraged ppl to do these things. it would appear the shoe is now on the other foot.....

      GregandShaz - 2011-06-30 19:15

      My thoughts too...what you sow you reap

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-06-30 17:42

    says the party who is vandalizing the whole country with its incompetent leadership

  • mother - 2011-06-30 17:46

    Ahhh the brother of the ANC speaking with forked tongue... only Winnie is allowed to burn tires and people.

  • jjhvan - 2011-06-30 17:47

    They created a monster and now have to deal with it. Karma...

  • USSA - 2011-06-30 17:52

    Talk is cheap ANC. You steal from the poor every day.

  • - 2011-06-30 17:53

    What a hypocritical attitude from ANC! When the comrades were unhappy about anything pre-94 they destroyed schools etc ... oh, ja, perhaps that's why they didn't learn anything! Too busy trashing schools instead of learning to be smarter than the white man. Now the wheel has turned and dissatisfied citizens are venting their anger by trashing what the the government has built post-94.

  • OldSA - 2011-06-30 17:54

    This is what you the ANC have taught the people to do.

  • william.botha - 2011-06-30 17:58

    Its like grass veldt, when you burn it the new grass grows quicker eish.

  • Louis - 2011-06-30 18:02

    This type of behavior is nothing new. It's the norm. If you don't get it no one else will. If you are unhappy everyone else have to pay for it. Viva ANC, Viva!

  • rumsour - 2011-06-30 18:25

    ANC created the monster.

  • Charmaine Paterson - 2011-06-30 18:54

    The ANC taught them to deal with problems by using violence. Reap what you sow.

  • Witspook - 2011-06-30 20:17

    Hahaha !!! This is their logic. Destroy everything until you get your way. The more they destroy the longer they`ll wait. Whats wrong with this people ???

  • Le Jer - 2011-06-30 20:23

    Problem taught them how to do it and endorsed these very actions...what now Mr.Clever ????

  • maseratifitt - 2011-06-30 21:07

    But this is how we were taught by the ANC.

      thinker - 2011-06-30 21:47

      Quite dangerous when the student does it better then the master.

  • Stanley Black - 2011-07-01 07:49

    As a South African this is an issue that I feel is not given the attention it should. It need everyday South Africans to formulate opinions on it and for those opinions to be debated and commented on as a society. is somewhere you can do all that, go check it our submitting and commenting is easy and requires no registration.

  • VELOCITY - 2011-07-01 09:29

    They don't know any better, the were taught to behave like this since the 50's. Once you teach Erectus something, it's almost impossible to change his mind for him, takes many years.

  • int1m1d4t0r - 2011-07-01 10:53

    Hahahahaha.. again... 'suck it'

  • Cyberscep - 2011-07-28 08:43

    Ironic that the ANC should have such a problem with vandalism when most of their leadership seem quite adept at vandalising the public coffers for their own personal enrichment! (and that is fact as we sadly all know too well)

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