The #WestburyShutdown sent waves of disappointment through South Africa as the plight of the community was highlighted. Musician Ntsiki Mazwai voiced her view on the matter on social media, saying it was only a matter of time before the situation escalated.
South African hearts were broken by the pleas of the Westbury residents and protestors. The protests got chaotic and violent as police fired rubber bullets into crowds.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Westbury residents feel the government is discriminating against them because of their colour.
They feel that their plight with gangsters is being ignored because they are coloured.
According to Ntsiki, this was bound to happen. She stated that the coloured people of SA are a ticking bomb because no one hears their calls for help.
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