ActionSA Says 420 Businesses Signed up for Class Action Lawsuit over Civil Unrest

ActionSA Says 420 Businesses Signed up for Class Action Lawsuit over Civil Unrest

  • Over 400 businesses have joined a class-action lawsuit against Minister of Police Bheki Cele, President Cyril Ramaphosa and the African National Congress
  • The lawsuit is based on the civil unrest which claimed lives and livelihoods in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng
  • The news of the class-action lawsuit comes from ActionSA, a political party in South Africa whose head is Herman Mashaba

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Around 420 businesses have reportedly signed up to join a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit is against President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Police Bheki Cele and the African National Congress (ANC).

The class-action lawsuit is over the civil unrest which occurred last month and claimed the lives of over 300 people in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The news of the lawsuit comes from the political party ActionSA.

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Action SA has revealed that around 420 businesses have signed up to partake in a class-action lawsuit. Image: GUILLEM SARTORIO/AFP
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According to EWN, President Ramaphosa referred to the civil unrest as a "failed insurrection" after malls and businesses were looted. Reports state that the violence stemmed from the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.

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A number of suspected looting orchestrators have since been arrested and a few have appeared in court. The South African Police Service has also been raiding homes in various areas to try to recover stolen items.

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Lerato Ngobeni from Action SA stated that they want to encourage the president to bring forth an independent judicial commission of inquiry into the attacks on the different shops, malls and businesses as a whole, according to ECR Newswatch.

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The group revealed that its focus is to build up and restock damaged stores. It stated that the response from the group to restore operations and conduct clean-up programmes has been extraordinary.

The group mentioned that its supply chain, fleet management, loss prevention, in-store teams and customers stepped up to assist with the reopening of the stores. According to IOL, a spokesperson for the group stated that the effort put in to rebuild and reopen the stores shows the resilience and strength of their teams.

The spokesperson for the group stated that the group was able to jump into the restoration operations with minute disruptions.

Source: Briefly News

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