- Residents in KwaZulu-Natal lashed out and vandalised municipal offices in the area
- Reports indicated that the community was fed up with corruption amongst government officials
- The extreme action polarised opinion via social media, as many questioned the approach
South Africa has become known for playing host to service delivery protests on a regular basis.
This may have been a major contributing factor to a recent protest in Edumbe, KwaZulu-Natal, where municipal offices were vandalised and set alight.
Briefly.co.za understands that the community feels that corruption is rife in the area and this prompted the attack.
Twitter user Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) shared photos of the incident and the damage was quite extensive.
After being shared, South Africans weighed in on the incident and opinions differed greatly.
Some tweeps applauded the residents for taking decisive action, but others questioned the rationale, as it would hamper service delivery even further.
Phaahla (@PhaahlaPhahlam2) had little sympathy:
"Arrest those looters, they voted for the ANC."
Sanele Gamede (@Gamede_SC) questioned the approach:
"That’s not far from my hometown. I’ll never understand the logic of destroying infrastructure, our people can do better man."
Kultchamix (@Kultchamix) added,
"Committing a crime on the pretext of corruption is unforgivable why vandalising infrastructure."
Bantu Biko (@iam_khehla) supported their cause:
"Yes these bloody politicians has been getting away with theft for too long."
Samuel Mmamang Matlawa saluted the community as well:
"Great , ANC Always wants to bleed before it listen."
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