The Clifton Beach incident has been veiled in controversy. After ANC member Faiez Jacobs and a group of people were chased off the beach, protestors took to the beach and slaughtered a sheep as part of a ritual.
Activists and protestors got together on Clifton Beach to protest against what they call a racist act.
Visitors of the beach were told after 8 pm on the 16th that they need to vacate the beach. ANC member Faiez Jacobs was enraged and made it public that they were chased off.
Since then, South Africans have been discussing the incident on social media, and it is accused that it was a racial-motivated decision by the security company.
The protests took a turn when a sheep was slaughtered on the beach. Those involved said the offering was a way to call on their ancestors to react to the recent incident.
Briefly.co.za gathered from a report by The South African that the meat would be braaied after this ritual.
The security company claims it was working with local law enforcement to clear the beach after two girls were allegedly raped in the area, but the police claim there was no reports of rape.
Masixole Mlandu, one of the protestors, says people should defend their right to use spaces such as the beach.
Also we’re here to remind the country of the inequalities that exist in South Africa, daily, as we’re going into the 2019 national elections.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!