Cops looted Sasolburg shops – claims


Police looted shops during the violent protests in Zamdela, Sasolburg, residents of the Free State town alleged on Wednesday.

Cops looted Sasolburg shops

“If I had a camera, I would have taken photos. They took stuff in one Chinese shop and the community followed,” said a security guard at a municipal office.

“At Save Right [a local shop near the police station] they even advised us not to injure each other, and when the ATM was robbed, their van was nearby.”

The 32-year-old man claimed that Sasolburg police were also unhappy about the proposed merger of the Ngwathe and Metsimaholo local municipalities.

He said this was evident in Tuesday’s shooting, in which two people died and others were wounded when police from other provinces were deployed.

“We protested on Sunday [and] no one was wounded or died; we did it again on Monday… [there were] no injuries we heard about. So why are people being shot at when there is police from other provinces?”

Extra cops deployed

Earlier in the week, police from Gauteng and Welkom were deployed in the area to help control the situation.

Police spokesperson Colonel Motantsi Makhele said he was aware of the allegations that police were among the looters.

“People must come to the front if they have information,” he said.

“We welcome anyone who has information so that we can investigate this.”

Resident Nthako, 47, said he was happy Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi had announced that the process of merging the municipalities had been stopped.

However, Nthako criticised government officials for not arriving at Moses Kotane Stadium, where residents had expected to be addressed on the matter at 10:00 on Tuesday.

Residents ran out of patience and left the stadium at 11:00.

“If they came to the stadium and addressed people, no one would have died or got injured,” Nthako said.

A protester was shot dead at the Zamdela police station during a clash with protesters on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, police said another protester was shot dead by a motorist after a group of protesters tried to block his way.

Nine people, two of them police officers, have been injured since the protest started on Sunday. At least one is in a critical condition.

A Jacaranda radio journalist’s car was pelted with stones and a Sapa cameraman was threatened with a knife, also on Tuesday.

Quiet

The situation was quiet on Wednesday and police were seen patrolling the area and taking photographs of damaged properties on the main road.

Three police nyalas [armoured vehicles] were seen driving around in the area while a helicopter hovered overhead.

Lucky Malebo, a community leader, said people had gone to hospital to check on people who were wounded.

“A list of those who were injured and those who died is being compiled, and we might get it around 15:00,” he said.

Malebo said the residents had wanted to hold a meeting at the stadium on Wednesday, but could not apply for permission as no one was on duty at the council.

- SAPA

Cops looted Sasolburg shops – claims

Rellen en plunderingen in Zuid-Afrika bij Sasolburg


In Zuid-Afrika is het al enkele dagen heel onrustig in Sasolburg, een stad van zowat 80.000 inwoners waaronder heel wat blanke Afrikaners. De rellen zijn begonnen in de zwarte woonwijk Zamdela; er wordt door grote groepen zwarten gevochten met de politie, winkels worden geplunderd en er is brand gesticht in overheidsgebouwen. De onlusten lijken erger te worden en vandaag ook over te slaan naar andere steden.

Rellen en plunderingen in Zuid-Afrika bij Sasolburg

Zuid-Afrika is een reusachtig land en het kan dus gaan om geïsoleerd ongenoegen. Maar vorig jaar vielen ook al liefst 44 doden bij rellen en schietpartijen rond de mijnen van het land. Sommige waarnemers vrezen dan ook dat een grote groep zwarten haar geduld verliest met de beloftes van het communistische ANC: het ANC belooft iedereen welvaart, maar kan dat door haar marxistische visie niet waar maken – niet in het minst omdat de door haar geleide besturen uitblinken in corruptie en onbekwaamheid. Intussen gaat de uittocht van blanke Zuidafrikanen voort: honderdduizenden hebben hun vaderland al moeten verlaten, door onveiligheid, plaasmoord of de racistische anti-blanke aanwervingspolitiek die door het ANC verplicht is gemaakt voor bedrijven en overheden. ’Multiculturele samenleving’ betekent immers heel vaak: het recht van de sterkste, die de zwakkere verjaagt. Niet enkel in Zuid-Afrika…

Rellen en plunderingen in Zuid-Afrika bij Sasolburg

Deadly day in Sasolburg protests


Two people were killed in violent protests on Tuesday as Sasolburg residents went on the rampage reportedly in protest of proposed plans to merge the municipality into that of Parys.

Deadly day in Sasolburg protests

Police Sasolburg (Picture: Volksblad)

One died from gunshot wounds after officers used rubber bullets and water cannon against a crowd of rioters that had besieged a police station in Zamdela.

Protesters threw stones at police while some tried to force their way into the police station, said provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Khela Sithole.

“The crowd attacked the police station and shots were fired. After everything had calmed, it was discovered that one person was fatally wounded,” police spokesperson Sam Makhele told AFP.

He said it was unclear if the gunshot wounds were from a rubber bullet or from a regular round.

Sithole said the incident would be a matter for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate to handle.

“As police, we are not going to report on it,” said Sithole.

The rampaging crowd from Zamdela, had looted shops and burnt property to protest a decision to incorporate their town into a neighbouring municipality.

Protesting residents are opposed to the merger because they see the neighbouring municipality as poorly run and corrupt.

Those thieves

“The Ngwathe municipality has run itself into the ground and we as residents of Metsimaholo do not want to be associated with those thieves,” Zamdela resident and protester Sam Mthembu told the Mail and Guardian.

Another man was allegedly shot dead by a motorist during the violent protests.

Provincial commissioner Sithole said that according to the incidents reported, the community had obstructed a motorist while he was driving by.

“That citizen reacted by taking out a gun and shot at the ground; unfortunately one of the community members was wounded,” Sithole said.

He later received the report that the man had died in hospital.

Police were investigating.

Protesters also turned on journalists, and a freelance French photographer was hit on the head with rocks.

“We were driving out of the informal settlement… and a group of about 20 [to] 40 guys turned on the car and started pelting it with rocks,” said Alon Skuy, a fellow photographer who works for the The Times newspaper.

“We drove through to try to escape. All the windows were broken. In the process [the photographer] was hit in the head.

She went immediately to hospital. She’s fine now,” he told AFP.

Escalated violence

A total of 283 people have been arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property since the violent protest broke out on Sunday.

The protests forced the ministry of co-operative governance to suspend plans to redraw boundaries.

“The minister has undertaken to suspend the demarcation process and set up a task team to review the process,” spokesperson Mpho Legkoro said, insisting the process hadn’t been scrapped.

Peter Montalto, a strategist with the emerging market think tank Nomura, raised concern about the level of increased violence at South African protests.

“The fact that violence can escalate over an issue that seems so small shows the underlying social tensions,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ANC condemned the looting and violence in Zamdela.

“Our utmost concern is the level of criminal activity taking place, including looting of shops,” spokesman Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

“This will not only affect business in the area, but will also affect innocent residents.”

The African National Congress praised government and law enforcement agencies for the “swift intervention” and the arrests.

“This cannot be allowed in a modern democracy such as ours, where individuals with ulterior motives take… what should be a peaceful protest to be a fertile ground for criminality,” Mthembu said.

Deadly day in Sasolburg protests

Behind the Chimpout in Sasolburg


If you for one moment believe that the recent chimpout in Sasolburg is about the Lumpenproletariat feeling unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe local municipality, under which Parys falls, then you are probably a liberal twat.

Behind the Chimpout in Sasolburg

If you even for one moment believe it is even a “Protest” then you should seriously get yourself checked for a bad case of Liberalitis.

This is blatant criminal behavior of uncivilized creatures looting and ransacking businesses in town for no apparent reason.

Watch the video for yourself.

I say “no apparent reason”, for that is how it will be perceived by the masses slurping up the liberal junk portrayed in the MSM every day.

Sasolburg is a test run of what is coming to a town near YOU…very soon.

All those little towns like Paulpietersburg, Piet Retief, Klerksdorp, etc with three sleeping policemen, should take note how the police in Sasolburg did NOTHING and allowed the Noble Savages to run amok and loot to their hearts content.

Please tell me…what are three policemen going to do against three thousand blacks on a rampage? How did we get to this situation? How did we get into this position?

Those squatter camps next to our towns are ticking time bombs and those few whites living in the towns and employing these uncivilized looters in their houses should take note of what they have created. Sure, the ANC bussed them in since 1994 to win the elections in the towns, but the whites who live there employed them…Gave them work, food and clothes… now we have a problem. How do we solve it?

That is if some people are willing to acknowledge that there is a problem at all, because I bet you that if you go into Sasolburg and you speak to the whites there, everyone of them will assure you that HIS garden boy and HIS maid were not one of the looters…oh no…They are “the good ones”.

So if every maid and garden boy is “a good one”, then where the hell do all these uncivilized looters come from?

Like the Uhuru Guru used to say…”White South Africans will rather get killed in their own beds than make it themselves”.

That is the reality of South Africa. People are living in denial of the coming catastrophe. They see Sasolburg, Marikana and De Doorns as unconnected and isolated incidents and refuse to see the bigger strategy of the Marxist scum in control of the country.

Apart from a few people, how many whites have even two weeks of food and water stocked up? How many have studied a map of their town and planned escape routes when the main arteries are closed off?

In Sasolburg now, they called the parents to come and collect their children from school, because these violent creatures were climbing over the fences. What when the cell phone masts are cut down, mother and father at their respective jobs, children at school and the attack comes during the day?

Where and how are you going to get your family together?

I have always said that everyone is waiting for “The night of the long knives”…when from a strategic point of view it is better to launch the attack during the day…As Sasolburg has turned out…Exactly at the time of the morning, on a Sunday, when the whites were all in church.

Let me cut the bullshit. Let me tell you what exactly Sasolburg was.

It was a successful military training maneuver organized by the Communists and to be studied by the Communists so they could learn the lessons and implement it in other towns in the future. It is called “People’s War”. Read Dr Andrea Jeffrey’s book on it.

Like Dr Crane Brinton pointed out in “Anatomy of a revolution”…no revolution starts spontaneously by the masses. That is bollocks. Every single revolution in the history of man was carefully and meticulously planned by intelligentsia not by prolls.

The prolls are just the cannon fodder knowing no better than to get hit on the head by a police baton every now and again.

Revolutions come from the top down, not from the bottom up. In conclusion, if I have to make an objective military analysis of Sasolburg, I have to conclude that it was a fully successful training exercise for the commies. They won. Caught the whiteys with their pants down on a Sunday morning whilst they were all in church. That is what happens when you start following routines. You become predictable and your enemies study it and use it against you.

By Mike Smith – 21 January 2013

Behind the Chimpout in Sasolburg

Officers injured in violent Sasolburg municipal protests


Two police officers were injured on Monday during a violent protest by residents of Zamdela township in Sasolburg, Free State police said.

Officers injured in violent Sasolburg municipal protests

Zamdela township residents in Sasolburg protest against municipal demarcation plans. Photo: x_2_zee/ Twitter

At least one vehicle and some municipal offices in the township were set alight.

Residents have since Sunday been protesting against municipal demarcation plans. They are apparently unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe local municipality, under which Parys falls.

It is critical now in Zamdela,” said Const Peter Kareli. “We have police officials injured and they are being attacked by the mob.

Residents were throwing stones and had barricaded the road into the township. An armoured police vehicle had become stuck in mud and protesters attacked the officers inside.

Water cannon have been used and some rubber bullets. The helicopter is also firing rubber bullets,” said Const Kareli. “The situation is volatile.

Learning had come to a standstill as children in the township stayed away from schools in the morning, he said.

There were also reports on Monday that primary schools in Sasolburg had closed amid signs that protesters were marching to schools.

Dozens of people were arrested and charged with public violence on Sunday when they ran amok and looted shops in the township.

More people were arrested at around 3am this morning (Monday) as they continued to loot shops,” Const Kareli said.

The total number of those arrested since Sunday was not yet known, but it was estimated that almost 150 people had been taken into custody.

Those arrested on Sunday were expected to appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of public violence.

Officers injured in violent Sasolburg municipal protests

Situasie in Sasolburg vererger, sê polisie


Twee vragmotors is Maandag deur inwoners van die Zamdela- informele nedersetting in Sasolburg aan die brand gesteek, het die polisie in die Vrystaat, gesê.

Situasie in Sasolburg vererger se polisie

Suid-Afrikaanse Steenkool-, Olie- en Gasmaatskappy

‘n Vragmotor wat ‘n paar meter ver van die polisiekantoor gestaan het, is deur die skare verwoes. Dit is nou aan die brand,” het konst. Peter Kareli gesê.

Nóg ‘n vragmotor word op die R82 verwoes. Die situasie is besig om te vererger.

Kareli het gesê die provinsiale polisiebestuur het in die gebied aangekom om te kyk wat hulle kan doen en intussen is nóg polisiebeamptes na die township gestuur.

Die betogings het Sondag begin nadat die munisipaliteit inwoners ingelig het oor nuwe planne vir die samesmelting van die Metsimaholo- en Ngwathe-munisipaliteit, het Beeld berig.

‘n Polisievoertuig was vroeër vasgekeer in die modder en betogers het die beamptes in die voertuig aangeval.

Waterkanonne en rubberkoeëls is gebruik om die betogers in bedwang te bring. Die helikopter skiet ook rubberkoeëls,” het Kareli gesê.

Richard Baloyi, minister van samewerkende regering, sal na verwagting Maandagmiddag met beamptes van die Fezile Dabi-munisipaliteit vergader om die betogers se griewe te bespreek.

Sowat 90 mense is Sondag in hegtenis geneem en staan tereg op aanklag van openbare geweld nadat hulle winkels in die woonbuurt geplunder het.

Nóg mense is omstreeks 03:00 vanoggend [Maandag] in hegtenis geneem nadat hulle winkels geplunder het,” het Kareli gesê.

Die getal mense wat sedert Sondag in hegtenis geneem is, is nog nie bekend nie, maar sowat 150 mense is na raming agter tralies.

Diegene wat Sondag in hegtenis geneem is sal na verwagting Maandag in die Sasolburg-landdroshof verskyn.

Situasie in Sasolburg vererger, sê polisie

Sasolburg steeds op ‘n mespunt


Johannesburg – Inwoners van die Zamdela-township in Sasolburg in die Vrystaat was teen Maandagoggend steeds besig om te betoog oor die beplande samesmelting van die Metsimaholo- en Ngwathe-munisipaliteit.

Sasolburg protest flares up again

Sasolburg protesters barricade streets. (Lucky Maibi, Beeld)

Inwoners was vroegoggend besig om paaie te versper, het die polisie gesê.

“Die betogings het net ná 05:00 [Maandagoggend] begin. Hoofpaaie na die Zamdela-township is versper… bande brand,” het konst. Peter Kareli, polisiewoordvoerder, gesê.

Kinders het ook van die skool af weggebly, het hy gesê.

Die betogings het Sondag begin ná die munisipaliteit inwoners ingelig het oor nuwe planne vir die samesmelting van die Metsimaholo- en Ngwathe-munisipaliteit.

Inwoners van Sasolburg moes hulle in winkels toesluit toe meer as 3 000 oproeriges van Zamdela die strate ingevaar het. Mense is gedreig, en die paaie versper.

Miljoene rande se skade is aangerig by winkels in die sakesentrum en by die Sasolburg Square in John Vorsterstraat. Winkels in die tonwship is ook geplunder.

Bykans 90 mense is in verband met openbare geweld in hegtenis geneem.

“Meer mense is omstreeks 03:00 vanoggend [Maandag] in hegtenis geneem toe hulle voortgegaan het om winkels te plunder,” het Kareli gesê.

Sasolburg steeds op ‘n mespunt

Sasolburg protest flares up again


Sasolburg – Residents of Zamdela township in Sasolburg continued to protest against municipal demarcation plans and barricaded roads on Monday morning, Free State police said.

Sasolburg protest flares up again

Sasolburg protesters barricade streets. (Lucky Maibi, Beeld)

The protests started again just after 05:00 today [Monday]. Main roads into the Zamdela township have been barricaded…tyres are burning,” said police spokesperson Constable Peter Kareli.

Learning had come to a standstill as children in the township stayed away from schools in the morning, he said.

The protests started on Sunday when residents came out of a meeting about municipal demarcation.

Arrests

They were apparently unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe Local Municipality, which Parys falls under.

Nearly ninety people were arrested and charged with public violence on Sunday after they went amok and looted shops in the township.

More people were arrested at around 03:00 this morning [Monday] as they continued to loot shops,” Kareli said.

The total number of those arrested since Sunday has not been officially tallied yet, but it is estimated that almost 150 were arrested.

Those who were arrested on Sunday are expected to appear in the Sasolburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges of public violence.

Sasolburg protest flares up again

Sasolburg residents continue to protest


Residents of Zamdela Township in Sasolburg, Free State continued to protest against municipal demarcation plans and barricaded roads on Monday morning, police said.

Sasolburg residents continue to protest

They were apparently unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe Local Municipality, which Parys falls under.

The protests started again just after 5am today [Monday]. Main roads into the Zamdela township have been barricaded…tyres are burning,” said police spokesman Constable Peter Kareli.

Source – Youtube

Learning had come to a standstill as children in the township stayed away from schools in the morning, he said.

The protests started on Sunday when residents came out of a meeting about municipal demarcation.

They were apparently unhappy about plans to merge Sasolburg into the Ngwathe Local Municipality, which Parys falls under.

Nearly ninety people were arrested and charged with public violence on Sunday after they went amok and looted shops in the township.

More people were arrested at around 3am this morning [Monday] as they continued to loot shops,” Kareli said.

The total number of those arrested since Sunday has not been officially tallied yet and it is estimated that almost 150 were arrested.

Those who were arrested on Sunday are expected to appear in the Sasolburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday to face charges of public violence.

Sapa

Sasolburg residents continue to protest

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