Modidima Mannya | This crisis warrants a declaration of a state of emergency

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A joint operation by Metro police, SAPS and SANDF to recover some of the stolen goods that were looted in Alexandra. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press
A joint operation by Metro police, SAPS and SANDF to recover some of the stolen goods that were looted in Alexandra. Photo: Tebogo Letsie/City Press

Modidima Mannya

However, based on government’s own version, this was a wrong assumption. From what it tells the public, it is clear that government may have been aware of at least the potential for a serious level of violence.

Contrary to those claiming easy victories, the true cause of the violence was not the support that Zuma enjoys but the reality of communities already in distress and prone to violent protest.

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