Dec 9, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Social media calls ‘BS’ on Ramaphosa’s claim SA is ready for any terrorist attack

Social media users are not convinced by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurance that the country will be ready should South Africa fall victim to a terrorist attack.

In a media briefing with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Ramaphosa Terror can spread quickly and easily between countries, but SA was prepared.

“It is possible that they will find their way to us here, but they will also us ready for them, “said Ramaphosa.

He said the best way to fight terrorism is to work together as a continent.

Ramaphosa’s comments come as SA The Human Rights Commission is investigating the July riot, which the president previously described as an “attempted uprising” that had failed.

In an address to the nation at the time, Ramaphosa admitted that the government was not prepared for the events that were playing out.

“We were ill-prepared for an orchestrated campaign of public violence, destruction and sabotage of this kind. While we praise the courageous actions of our security forces on the ground, we have to admit that we did not have the skills and plans to react quickly and decisively, ”he said. span>

In a speech before the SA Human Rights Commission hearing this week, former Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula mentioned“ Egos “And an alleged lack of cooperation from the police as some of the difficulties the military allegedly faced.

” To be honest, the three of us [Police and State Security Ministers and they themselves] ran around like headless chickens realizing that the situation could easily get out of hand. “

She said that she had had daily conversations with Ramaphosa and since the riots and looting began they decided that the army would not be deployed. However, on July 11, Ramaphosa called her with a request to use the SA National Defense Force.

In response to Ramaphosa’s comments this week, many on social media cited the riots as an example of how bad it was Country prepared is for an attack and believes it has not improved in the last few months.