- The community of Malvern in Durban has decided to unite against violent protests and looting as they secured their local shopping centre
- According to a social media post shared by @BenitaSays, she says people in Malvern have stood up against the looting and violence to protect shops such as Pick n Pay
- These brave community members have been applauded by many people in Mzansi, many saying the government is sleeping on the job
In the midst of violent protests and looting that has severely hit some parts of the country and many businesses, one community decided to stand together and protect local businesses.
According to a social media post shared by @BenitaSays, she says the community of Malvern in Durban took it upon themselves to ensure the businesses are safe.
She explained that shops such as Pick n Pay, an FNB branch and Engen garage are still safe because of the united community.
The post reads:
"Every community should follow suit. Enough is enough. Well done. Please keep safe from the mobs and from the virus.”
"This will spark racial tensions, let the police handle the situation. If white residents getting involved will spark racial war and many innocent lives will be lost, black and white, if you are not a police officer, stay out of it.”
“The average citizen showing they have more courage than Bheki Cele.”
"Excellent. It is past time that citizens who want law and order went to the streets..”
"This is what should be circulating on social media…the unnamed heroes standing up to those that just create chaos.”
"This is what we call revolution, not the other rubbish.”
"Great! Finally, something is being done to stop this craziness.”
"What else to do when the govt is sleeping on duty.”
"Very patriotic. Big ups to them.”
“They all deserve gold medals for bravery!!!!”
Zuma protests: violence spreads to Johannesburg
Looking at previous reports, Briefly News reported that the violent protests in response to former president Jacob Zuma's arrest have continued to spread and have now reached Johannesburg with reports of vehicles being shot at and looting.
The M2 was closed in both directions on Sunday as the protest action continued to spread. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minnaar reported that the protestors had blockaded the road with burning tyres.
Besides shots being fired, shops have been looted and vehicles set on fire as the tense situation continues to escalate.
Enjoyed our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!