Daveyton Protests: Looting and lawlessness not acceptable

Mervyn Cirota MPL

DA Spokesperson on Human Settlements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) fully supports the right of South African’s to take part in peaceful and law-abiding protest action.

However, the looting and lawlessness displayed by protesters in Daveyton this week is completely unacceptable.

A clear message must be sent to protestors that such action will not be tolerated and that they will be held accountable for any damage caused.

We urge the MEC for Human Settlements to set up a forum whereby the community are able to air their grievances and frustrations.

The MEC must also provide political leadership at this time by explaining what steps will be taken to address the community’s concerns.