EFF STATEMENT ON THE STATE OF LAWLESSNESS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Saturday, September 9, 2017
The EFF is appalled at the state of lawlessness in South Africa. From top leaders in the highest echelons of government who steal public funds and nothing happens to them. To the lowest thugs on our streets who are breaking the law in full view of everyone and nothing happens to them.
In one week, a prominent political leader died, shot by assassins defending corruption in Mzimkhulu, KZN. Although he died this week, Sindiso Magaqa was shot, together with other two councillors, over a month ago. Yet no arrests have been made.
This week in Tshwane criminals highjacked refuse removal trucks of the municipality and dumped refuse on the roads. They did this to frustrate the work of the municipality because their tender applications were not chosen. Still, no arrests are made and there are no consequences to their actions.
Meter taxi drivers in Sandton are torching Uber cars, assaulting Uber drivers in full view of the police. Still, no arrests are made and there are consequences to those who break the law.
Bodyguards of an ANC Ethekwini secretary brandishing guns in public, some of which are illegal in the country whilst threatening death on others. They had the audacity of even taking a video and posting it on social media. To this day, they have not been arrested for openly breaking the law.
All the while our Ministry of Police is a social media club house. On the ground, there is absolutely no police efficiency because, in essence, the department is dysfunctional.
The ANC is failing to hold society together and enforce the rule of law because it is itself a collective of criminals. Ordinary people's lives are frustrated because criminality is now the order of the day. ANC is scared of criminals, it is run by criminals and it rewards criminals. As a result, it is surrendering every aspect of society into criminals and criminality.
Society must be defended from a criminal government and the criminals who deny our people services and basic freedoms. We must reclaim our lives and institute street committees of people's power to push back against crime. We are on our own because the Ministry of Police is only interested in social media.
Statement issued by the Economic Freedom Fighters, 9 September 2017