Dec 9, 2021

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Defend Our Democracy Campaign condemns ‘hostage drama’ in Irene

There should be no place for lawlessness in South Africa, be it through suspected military veterans, hostage-takers, belligerent taxi drivers and Somali shopkeepers, backers of political assassinations or looters and insurgents.

The Defend our Democracy Campaign made this remark on Sunday, condemning the alleged hostage drama in which two ministers and one deputy minister were reportedly detained against their will by a group of military veterans in a hotel in Irene on Thursday.

It was in Gqeberha on Wednesday a pandemonium when gunfire was fired and shops and minibus taxis were set on fire during a battle between Somali shopkeepers and taxi companies.

The Campaign, a coalition of individuals who came together earlier this year to protect the constitutional values ​​of the Landes said it was concerned that the veterans thought it appropriate, ostensibly defensive Minister Thandi Modise, her deputy Thabang Makwetla and her minister in the presidency instead of using available legal mechanisms to hold Mondli Gungubele hostage.

The coalition said the question was whether it was This incident was only about the disbursements of military veterans or whether it was to cast doubt on the ability of the state to deal with the situation and undermine the authority of the defense minister.

“There are many who have selflessly joined the armed struggle against apartheid and the mass-based political activities inside and outside the country. to demand millions from the state, “the coalition said in a statement.

The coalition said the July uprising, which cost 150,000 jobs and 50 the economy Billion R $ is something that ordinary people still remember.

It is said that it is a farce of justice that those responsible for the failed uprising remain free. at will and possibly organize to cause further destabilization.