ANC, unions causing unrest in the Cape
13 June 2018
The established order of the Western Cape’s traditionally white and coloured communities is increasingly being disrupted by land occupations and violent protest actions that have spread through the province like wildfire.
It seems as if the events that transpired in Mitchells Plain at the beginning of May had a domino effect that spread far and wide and it is seriously disrupting the peace and order in quiet communities.
Over the last few weeks, there have been uprisings in Philippi, Hermanus, Westlake, Parkwood, Dunoon, Riebeek West and Riebeek-Kasteel to name but a few. There have even been incidents of violent protest actions in the Malay Quarter as well.
The root cause for the unrest seems to be more or less the same with all the incidents, namely illegal land occupations that turn into violent protest actions as soon as the police intervenes.
According to media reports, law enforcers are particularly worried about the high levels of violence during these protest actions.
The FF Plus has taken note of the rash actions of the ANC and various unions in this regard as well as of the EFF’s public incitement to illegally occupy land.
It also seems as if the housing shortage in the Western Cape is fast becoming a big problem, even in areas where housing was not a problem before. It appears that the DA is unable to take control of the situation.
Issued by Corné Mulder, FF Plus provincial leader: Western Cape, 13 June 2018