Deputy President David Mabuza has reassured the country that the events of last month, which resulted in large-scale lootings in parts of Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng, will never happen again.
Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters are taking to the streets in Phoenix north of Durban to march against what it terms the killing of black people in the area. This comes after more than 30 people were killed during the violent unrest which took place in KwaZulu-Natal last month.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has recently confirmed that the number of people killed in Pheonix during the recent unrest has risen to 36. Cele was speaking while giving an update on law enforcement at Inanda police station in Phoenix north of Durban on Tuesday.
It appears that citizens throughout the country have found themselves having to spend more money on fewer products and services. This comes as a result of factors such as several job losses due to Covid19, the recent unrest and the rapid rise in e-tariff prices while the cost of living continues to rise.
Community members in Phoenix marched for peace and unity under an 'all lives matter' campaign on Sunday. This comes after more than 30 people were killed in the area during a week of unrest throughout the country which ignited racial tensions between the area's black and Indian population groups.
The National Consumer Commission has issued a stern warning to suppliers to refrain from inflating prices of essential items that are listed under the Consumer and Customer Protection and National Disaster Management Regulations and Directions. These suppliers could receive fines.
Three people have been arrested for allegedly instigating the violent riots that recently broke out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The suspects are due to appear in court in the next few days.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that some of the people alleged to have instigated the riots this week have been identified. Looting unfolded in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng this past week.
Tensions have escalated in Pheonix, Kwazulu-Natal, as race wars ensued between the Indian and black community members. This comes after nationwide rioting and looting resulted in the deaths of twenty people in the area.
The President has been consulting widely over the days of lawlessness and looting. He met with the leaders of various political parties, raising concerns about food and fuel shortages.
The National Prosecuting Authority is putting together special teams of prosecutors to prosecute the 1 230 people arrested for public violence and looting. South Africa is currently facing outbreaks of violence which has resulted in death and destruction.
Taxi owners who form part of the South African National Taxi Council in KwaZulu-Natal are geared up to save what is left of the looted businesses. The taxi organisation is said to mobilise its members as looting continues to disrupt law and order in the country, read further for more.
The South African National Defense Force has started preparations for deployment in order to assist the police and law enforcement agencies with violent protests across parts of Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng.
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