South Africans are up in arms over the recent Total Shutdown protests, convinced that the ANC is behind them. Mzansi seems to think it is suspicious that the protests were scheduled for the same day that the State of City Address is held in the DA-led city.
As Pretoria was rattled by Total Shutdown protests this morning, citizens were adamant that they could smell a rat.
Taking to social media, South Africans expressed their views on the protests, which they seem to think were instigated as a deliberate tactic by the ANC to disrupt the DA-led metro.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Alexandra had also been plagued by the protests, with an ANCYL member referring to himself as a leader of the riots.
The Total Shutdown protest debacle gets even more convincing when a person realises that all the cities hit by the service delivery protests are led by the ANC's opposition.
One political analyst, Leon Schreiber, took to social media to voice his opinion saying that:
"The ANC has no idea how to function in a competitive democracy. Facing the prospect of defeat in WC & GP, they instigate violence in Alex, Tshwane and Khayelitsha to try and destabilise DA governments. Will voters reject such violence and naked desperation?"
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With the elections just a few days away, it is no surprise that tensions are rising. However, if the ANC really is using the concerns of citizens to incite politically-motivated violence in key metros, one cannot help but wonder as to their virtue.
Here are comments from social media users who have found the whole situation highly suspicious:
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