Shops looted in Uitenhage protests

2013-11-14 20:23

Johannesburg - Several shops were looted on Thursday during violent protests in Langa near Uitenhage, said Eastern Cape police.

Police spokesperson Marinda Mills said a community hall was set alight and vehicles were pelted with stones.

"Four people have been arrested. The suspects will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate's Court soon on charges of public violence," said Mills.

There was still a strong police presence in the area on Thursday evening.

"We have deployed sufficient members to intensify visible policing and to react immediately on any situation which might occur," said Mills.

  • DerpyHooves - 2013-11-14 21:06

    "I'm so angry I will destroy my own community and punish the ANC by threatening to not vote for them. Take that!" -every service delivery protester

      Ivan du Plooy - 2013-11-14 22:27

      THREATS are absolutely UISELESS!!! Implement ACTION!!!

  • SkinnyPuppy - 2013-11-14 21:12

    Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo, Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso, O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho, O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso, Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.

      Org Potgieter - 2013-11-14 21:20

      Yes, there is very little left of "uit die blou van onse hemel." Mostly smoke nowadays.

      SkinnyPuppy - 2013-11-14 21:52


  • Blackhole_Sun - 2013-11-14 21:12

    They are doing exactly what the anc taught them to do during apartheid years, burn everything, be violent and throw stones and sticks. Chaos is the anc way

      Org Potgieter - 2013-11-14 22:14

      @ Azola - I was merely stating a fact. Read this: Over the last few weeks in South Africa , a two year old was abducted from her crèche, raped and left in the bush, where she was found crawling around and crying, by an old woman, two hours after her abduction. Another child in a pre-primary school was molested, and the authorities have done nothing. We have all heard the story of Sheldean Human who was abducted and brutally murdered close to her home. A while ago a 3 year old girl was beaten and raped. She is still alive. The man responsible was released on bail. He is walking the streets.

  • Timothy - 2013-11-14 21:19

    Protest? The word protest is a mere excuse to hide their true intention of unobstructed looting. The absence of foresight from the police always being reactive instead of proactive in preventing these criminal activities is disgusting. The poor hardworking shop owners don't deserve this.

  • Wiseman Diniso - 2013-11-14 21:35

    lets vote for the people who are willing to be our servants.

  • Lukas Ekisjouvaader - 2013-11-14 21:43

    They were suppose to destroy Western Cape but the organizers forgot about transport.

      Johnny Smith - 2013-11-14 21:47

      Nobody told them that Uitenhage is NOT part of the Western Cape.

  • Ansie Fourie - 2013-11-14 21:51

    Hierdie vandalisme is aspris sodat hulle die winkels kan leeg steel. Dit gaan nie oor dienslewering of huise nie Dit is eenvoudig net gebore om te steel

      SkinnyPuppy - 2013-11-14 21:55

      Well said, Ansie!

  • DarrenCooper68 - 2013-11-14 21:55

    Why do the cops not intervene before the looting and burning. Is it because that when they are forced to fight fire with fire as in Maikana, they become the bad guys. These people are thugs and deserve to be treated as such....

  • Ivan du Plooy - 2013-11-14 22:25

    Deal and address the situ NOW!!! Otherwise deal with our ANC (useless)and what follows. Sad situ - stand up and be counted!!!! Very sad situ!!

  • Madelein Van Duuren - 2013-11-15 03:04

    Azola. Live on the lighter side of life. Maybe you'll see the humour in the remark.

  • Johan Van Der Vyver - 2013-11-15 06:34

    These service delivery protests are all an excuse to loot and plunder!

  • Rob Martin - 2013-11-15 08:25

    Dumb asses.

  • Junior Jay Tyala - 2013-11-15 08:32

    How I wish people can understand that the government's property is theirs and it was put for reasons. The need for these buildings still exist and it will cost them to put up again perhaps with escalated costs. It is advisable that we use correct tools to raise our concerns and capacity building is critical.

  • Makaveli Makaveli - 2013-11-15 08:50

    and you think South Africa in going to continue developing with people with a mentality of getting everything for free. Just forget and smile if you have never seen poverty this where it starts.

  • MSGRules - 2013-11-15 09:21

    In the late 80's, Langa started the necklessing and tyre burning and started the riots that spread the whole country. the army was there for weeks closing off that the riots didn't spread into the country. 25 years later it is the same thing. dark days if this overflows and picks up speed.

  • Willem de Haan - 2013-11-15 09:37

    At long last I now begin to realize what the rioting before 1994 was about - it was not against the government of the day, it actually was to demonstrate the fear of the people that the ANC would take over and then would become responsible for the delivery of the services they were enjoying then. The people knew then already that they would suffer deprivation and were afraid of it happening. So they demonstrated, but the government failed to read the message correctly and actually handed power over to the ANC! Now the people suffer the consequences of that ill-advised move. So, I now understand why this is all the fault of the apartheid government - they handed power to the ANC. Bad mistake.

  • Frantz Miles - 2013-11-15 09:40

    Love it! - You just gotta! Heard they were threatening to attack schools today... The first person who throws something at a school while I am there (and i am patrolling - god knows my kids are there)... is getting tired... That is to say.. My car over his ass.

  • Sontshatsha Kwezi - 2013-11-15 10:24

    We are having a dipper problem here, unemployment, ANC propaganda and bad behaviour are on the front line. People are less informed and that is a danger to the communities.

  • Ben Petzer - 2013-11-15 13:01

    Sad situation. This is what happens when you have a 30% unemployment rate, no management in municipality, health, education. The popular free housing, electricity, water, health, education is gaining momentum next will be free food. Unions love it and are becoming professionals in organizing these incidents. The expectation and promises post 1994 is coming home to roost government do not have an answer to the problem.

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