Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
9 Jul 2022
6:15 am

SA’s current state could trigger another round of ‘July riots’

Marizka Coetzer

'Everyone is oppressed and tension is at breaking point,' says security expert Dr Johan Burger.

Shopowners clean up what little reamins of their shops after recent looting in Actonville, Benoni on 13 July 2021. Picture: Neil McCartney

Residents of KwaZulu-Natal are still picking up the pieces a year after the mass looting, which broke out in July 2021. On Friday, the justice, crime prevention and security cluster gave an update on the unrest in July 2021 that brought KZN to a standstill – when angry people took to the streets to burn down buildings and loot businesses. Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise said the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was ready to support law enforcement agencies to deal with any threats to the security and stability of the country. ALSO READ: July unrest in...