Streets blocked, looting in Parys

2012-01-26 14:22

Bloemfontein - One man was arrested after a group of people blocked roads and looted shops belonging to foreigners in the Ngwathe Municipality, Free State police said on Thursday.

Spokesperson Maseleka Langa said seven shops belonging to foreigners in Thumahole, Parys, were looted on Wednesday afternoon.

Roads leading into Thumahole were also blocked with stones and burning tyres.

Police said a street at the taxi rank in Parys was trashed with garbage at about 16:00 on Wednesday.

Langa said the arrested man faced a charge of malicious damage to property.

  • Paulus - 2012-01-26 14:40

    Without law there can be no order, and without order there can be no law. Nothing is more important in a country than the law, nothing is above it." Commander Vimes - very loosely paraphrased

      Tony - 2012-01-26 15:22

      Paulus you need to remember or at least understand that the lack of law and order is intentional on the part of the government. In order to replace one order with another (system of rule)a vacuum is created out of which violence "must" arise. This state is achieved through goverments simple process of not acting and re-inforcing the "absolute" moral code that you and I understand and believe in. This violence when it reach's a critical point (its not there yet sadly)is then harnessed to drive the backbone of the "new" system. The consequence of this is what is typicaly referred to as a Despotic State, totalitarian in every sense of the word, with a military and police force that rape and shoot at will. word.

      Kerry - 2012-01-26 16:11

      Terry Pratchett should be manditory reading at all schools! Our schools would then produce adults with a sense of humour, and a handle on reality. Ooog!

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-26 18:51

      unfortunately there are too many Nobbs and Colons in this world...

  • Andre - 2012-01-26 14:41

    Where are they going to buy their goods if these foreigners close their shops? These thugs can't think further than they can urinate!

      Peter - 2012-01-26 16:35

      Exactly, always jealous of people trying to make a go of life. Useless bunch, its a culture that is taught by corrupt politicians.

  • StarStruck - 2012-01-26 14:42

    This is the future we can look forward to. Hello Sir, welcome to SA - now hands up and give me your money or...

      Kala - 2012-01-26 14:51

      One wonders why Walmart are fighting so hard to invest here

      Hallo - 2012-01-26 15:11

      Because only a minority of idiots think like you both.

      Hallo - 2012-01-26 15:39

      Ah shame some people don't know economics. Thumbs down me all you want dutchmen

      john.duplessis2 - 2012-01-26 16:40

      Ooooh Hallo, thumbs down hurt you that much? Shame, no wonder you are hiding behind anonomity...Dutchman may just visit you...hahahahaha you coward!

      Hallo - 2012-01-26 16:54

      Hope you enjoy compound livin john.

      Kala - 2012-01-26 17:05

      I'm not a dutchman

      john.duplessis2 - 2012-01-26 19:49

      Hahahahaha...Hallo, you crack me up!!!

  • Trevor - 2012-01-26 14:46

    ANC loves to push the race card, now what...problem is, it has NOTHING to do with race, it's cannot and WILL NEVER be able to control poverty however in SA case, the ANC makes it all bout race and thus never fixes the real problem..they so busy stealing and self enriching as much and as quickly as possible, as soon as you notice it, they scream RACE CARD!!..So this will be the norm for the future of SA....for ALL nationalities...

  • Mark - 2012-01-26 14:46

  • Gavin - 2012-01-26 14:48

    A looter continua

  • Shirley - 2012-01-26 14:59

    Thua kind of behaviour is not going to help or better their sitution!!! The thug mentality has to stop and the educated voter mantality has to begin! You CANTCRY FOUL AFTER YOU ASKED FOR THESE PEOPLE TO BE OVER YOUR CITY/TOWN.Its easy to destroy what you didnt pay for. Get the names of these people and make them liable for damages-if they dont pay-jail. Move their names to the bottom of house waiting lists. Punish bad behaviour,

      Lynn - 2012-01-26 15:04

      Couldn't have said it better!!!

  • chantelebrown - 2012-01-26 15:05

    Lets hope it won't end up being another xenophobia attack crisis.

  • flippie.vanschalkwyk - 2012-01-26 15:10

    Wow, thanx to the great job of the police They arrested one man. Don't over work yourselfs now.

      STYLEbudd - 2012-01-26 15:23

      Eish wekking hud!

  • Sechaba - 2012-01-26 15:25

    okay, but whats the reason behind all this????

      Sharon - 2012-01-26 15:49

      The local shopowners are convinced that the foreigners who own shops are selling stolen goods, therefore at a much lower price. That is why these foreign shops are targeted.

  • braamc - 2012-01-26 16:00

    Off course you don't find racist black people. Can just laugh, only thing I am hoping for that they get to lazy to steal, especially in government

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-26 16:07

    Eish Kwere kwere cockroach hisssssssssss cockroach hissssssss

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  • Silvana - 2012-01-26 20:59

    I can't say I blame them (except fot the looting). You have to live in Parys to appreciate what's going on here. The water, when you get it, has a noxious chemical smell and taste to it. And for some reason the residents of Tumahole are the worst hit. They go without water for days at a time and there are power cuts almost everyday. The municipal offices have been closed for weeks now and the amenity accounts are a pure thumbsuck (obviously to the municipality's advantage). The ANC have destroyed this once quaint little town.

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