Eric Naki
Political Editor
1 minute read
13 Jul 2021
4:32 am

Mashaba calls for special courts to deal with pro-Zuma protest cases

Eric Naki

SANDF spokesperson Brigadier-General Mafi Mgobozi said the deployment would commence as soon as all processes were in place.

Private security officers fire at looters at the Pan African Mall in Alexandria during riots in Gauteng, 12 July 2021, Johannesburg. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Amid the decision to deploy the army and fear of permanent business closure and job losses, a new call has been made for establishment of special court dedicated to the violence. Action SA’s Herman Mashaba, called for the establishment of special courts to deal with cases emanating from violent activities in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. He supported the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers in the provinces. “It is maddening that it took so long for President [Cyril] Ramaphosa to provide the requisite leadership on this matter. The president must now also establish special courts to expeditiously treat...