UGLY MOOI RIVER ACTIONS CONDEMNED

UGLY MOOI RIVER ACTIONS CONDEMNED

The South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd (SANRAL) today condemned the violent and destructive protests at the Mooi River toll plaza in the strongest terms.

“There is a right to protest, but that does not include the right to destroy public or other property, or endanger life and limb. Clearly the ugly protests at the Mooi River toll plaza over the long weekend violated this principle,” said SANRAL CEO Skhumbuzo Macozoma.

“We strongly condemn such actions and call on law enforcement agencies to act decisively and see to it that those guilty of breaking the law are brought to book.

“This was not a matter in which the roads agency was directly involved, but it endangered the safety of those using the N3, damaged tourism prospects in the province and hurt the image of South Africa. No-one and nothing was gained from the protest.”

The agency would not speculate as to the cause of the violent action, but deplored the fact that protesters resorted to intimidation and destruction to make their point.

“The violence that often times characterises demonstrations and protests is deplorable and can never be justified. There are other ways to settle disputes, and we ask that those involved find each other to resolve the outstanding issues.”

Macozoma regretted the negative impact and inconvenience the violent incidents had on those travelling through the toll plaza.

He called on all South Africans to heed the call made by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Port Elizabeth during a workers’ day rally this week: “Let us exercise our right to protest in a way that is going to make sure that one, will look after the vulnerable, two, that will look after the assets of our nation.”

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 2039 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

NATURAL WAY TO BOOST YOUR MOOD

Like most people, I occasionally find myself feeling down and unmotivated; some days it’s for no apparent reason. It’s just part of the normal ups-and-downs of life. When I lose

Big Brother Naija promotes Pidgin English

Big Brother Naija (BBN) has added to the mileage of Pidgin English in Africa and the world at large. Nigerians in South Africa are proud and happy that Housemates represent

Politics 0 Comments

SUSPENDED HOME AFFAIRS BOSS HEADS TO COURT

JOHANNESBURG – Suspended Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni will ask the North Gauteng High Court to rule that his suspension is invalid. Last month, Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize placed her

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply