Public loses sympathy when violence comes with protest
● The sad thing about service delivery protests is they are cutting off their noses.
Every time there is a protest there is looting, arson, mayhem, stealing.
In the Hout Bay protests, tourists were caught up with police firing rubber bullets at random. Tourism plays a big part in the economy of Hout Bay, employing many from the Hangberg area.
What does looting and burning have to do with their grievances? It just makes people harden their attitudes against protests.
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology has suspended all activities on its campus due to violent protests.
Here we go again. Just before exams there is chaos and the arson of the workshop is going to cost the university money.
How can one stop this? Much stricter measures need to be taken against the looters and arsonists to show them zero tolerance of this behaviour.
Students caught burning university property don’t have the right to continue their studies. - Barbie Sandler, Claremont