Cabinet condemns protest vandalism

2013-11-07 12:40

Cape Town - There is no logic in destroying one service in the course of demanding another, Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

Briefing the media following Cabinet's fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, he said the destruction of private and public property, seen in recent service delivery protests around the country, served nobody's interests.

"Cabinet condemns the recent spate of violence, destruction of private and public properties, and looting of goods in Gauteng, the Eastern Cape, and Western Cape... [and] commends the police for intervening and quelling the situation."

The destruction of public property deprived communities of much-needed services.

"Government will not allow criminals to destroy structures and amenities where vital services are rendered.

"Vandalism helps no one, and there is no logic to destroying one service in the course of demanding another," he said.

  • Ayanda Koza - 2013-11-07 12:48

    Thank you Government for showing you are on the side of our people and against criminal elements in South Africa. I know where my vote is going next year. Viva 2014 Viva!

      FJ Cele - 2013-11-07 12:56

      It is the ANCs fault, next year the people will break you! VIVA DA!!! FORWARD WE GO!!!

      sxp - 2013-11-07 13:02

      They have never been on your side. They are under control of people you do not want to ever meet and these are robbing us all blind.

      FJ Cele - 2013-11-07 13:07

      At least they will have one vote ... hahhahahha

      Ria Cook - 2013-11-07 13:21

      Sorry to wake you up, Anyanda, but "your people" are the criminal elements!

      Anuschka Klusmann - 2013-11-07 13:51

      Ayanda ayanda, ayanda.. it seems there just isnt medication for dumbs people... like ...yourself

  • Kevin Daniels - 2013-11-07 12:52

    Only talk, this has been going on for years! What is the cANCer actually going to do about it?

  • sxp - 2013-11-07 13:01

    Collins Chabane, that's what the ANC did from day one, so why would they not follow in the footsteps of all the nitwits before them?

  • Johnny Smith - 2013-11-07 13:09

    "Government will not allow criminals to destroy structures and amenities where vital services are rendered" Interesting... just take a tour of our schools, hospitals, clinics, community centres... you will indeed have much work to do there in your education process. Please just don't talk - get everyone involved and start repairing broken windows, broken toilets, dirty walls, gardens... I will respect your comments if you and the Members of Parliament set an example and start manually repairing damage done by your party members. I do not mean 10 minutes working with the press and TV present while not even removing your tailor made suits. I mean put on an overall and start working for at least 8 hours per day for a week. Ok - part of my dream for SA.

      FJ Cele - 2013-11-07 13:13

      Johnny - we are all just hoping for a better future. I also wish things can change, that they actually do what they say and fix what is broken. But I seriously have lost hope in the ANC and cant see anything changing them soon.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-11-07 13:14

    There is also no logic in bribing people to vote for you and then leaving them out in the cold.

      Anuschka Klusmann - 2013-11-07 13:52

      the worst part is, these people who have been bribed and yet are still voting the same party...they need to get the logic

  • Rocky Bell - 2013-11-07 13:23

    Only YOU lot created the "little monster" which is running rampant today.

  • Sickup Andfed - 2013-11-07 13:28

    Monty Python logic, "My wife calls it 'LOGIC', I call it bu11$h1t.

  • Shane Asselbergs - 2013-11-07 13:32

    Does "Make the country ungovernable" not ring a bell? Did you really think that that kind of mentality would go away overnight?

  • Willem de Haan - 2013-11-07 13:35

    Wow, what insight! What depth of thought! It took them 20 years to get there - now, that is what call long and hard thinking, dedicated considering of the issue, proper reflection, no hasty jumping to conclusions or getting carried away by emotions. Congratulations, you got there eventually. Well done. Now, the next question for consideration: How do we stop this? Oh, sorry, the next question probably is: Do we want to stop this?

  • Linda Horsfield - 2013-11-07 13:39

    Logic?!? This is a Eurocentric idea - and totally Unafrican. Bloody Agent!

      Jou Vader - 2013-11-07 14:04

      Linda all that bitterness can kill you. Its not good for your health.

  • PeterJJhb - 2013-11-07 13:54

    Stop "condemning" and do the hell something about it.

  • Ridwan Halim - 2013-11-07 13:59

    Archbishop TuTu must be rolling with laughter! Are the days of the anc over? I think it is!

  • Graham Du Toit - 2013-11-07 15:51

    Collins - they are a product of the clowns that ru(I)n the country.

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