Vuwani, Coligny and Eldos violence linked to unmet promises, unresolved traumas

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation says issues driving violent protests around the country have become worse over time, frustrating citizens.

Long standing protests in Coligny, Vuwani and recently Eldorado Park have raised renewed concerns over a leadership vacuum in South Africa.

READ: Eldorado Park protesters say they are forcing politicians to listen to their cry

ALSO READ: Calm restored to Coligny as talks continue

Mogapi says it is better for politicians and government not to make promises at all.

The continued failure of not meeting promises is another concern, but the increasing corruption and the reporting around corruption in the country sends a message to communities that the lack of services is not just that there is no resources, they are there but they are not being used properly.

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director at the Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation

We have been talking about the continued unresolved trauma of the past. We should really ignite feelings of people losing their sense of dignity and self worth and the ugly head of racism rearing its head again, as one of the key issues that speaks to that unresolved history.

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director at the Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation

Mogapi says the institute's research reveals what she describes as 'intra- political party dynamics' and fractions within the African National Congress as a catalyst for violence.

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Calm restored to Coligny as talks continue

Calm restored to Coligny as talks continue

Police are monitoring the situation after violence erupted on Monday following the release of murder accused suspects on bail.

Removal of Zuma linked to poor governance, service delivery protests - analyst

Removal of Zuma linked to poor governance, service delivery protests - analyst

Eldorado Park and Ennerdale residents have taken to the streets over the lack of service delivery in their communities.

Ennerdale residents block roads with burning tyres

Ennerdale residents block roads with burning tyres

Situation is calm in Eldorado Park following clashes between police and residents, Ennerdale residents are now protesting.

Police in Coligny corrupt, says Sanco

Police in Coligny corrupt, says Sanco

Sanco says it's disappointed with the court's decision to grant bail to two men accused of killing 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu.

Eldorado Park protesters say they are forcing politicians to listen to their cry

Eldorado Park protesters say they are forcing politicians to listen to their cry

Residents are angry about being evicted from Freedom Park and want their housing issues addressed.

Vuwani residents accept agreement reached with government

Vuwani residents accept agreement reached with government

An agreement has been reached over the Vuwani demarcation crisis which has seen more than 20 schools torched and vandalised.

Popular articles
DA to decide if Herman Mashaba will serve his notice period or get cut loose

DA to decide if Herman Mashaba will serve his notice period or get cut loose

It's reported that some senior members of the Democratic Alliance want Mashaba's membership terminated with immediate effect.

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

'Audit found Mango and Comair planes were signed off by unqualified persons'

The South African Civil Aviation Authority explains some of the findings of its maintenance audit at SAA Technical.

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

'I want to ensure my money delivers change to as many people as possible'

Black Business Council president Sandile Zungu on his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

'Mbete faced difficult questions. She has done a lot in terms of responding'

Xolani Xala (SA Business Abroad) defends his defence of ANC stalwart Baleka Mbete’s "car crash" interview on Al Jazeera.

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

[WATCH] Oprah roasts student about his cracked phone, then buys him a new one

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Why Vestact is buying Discovery (JSE), Long4Life (JSE) and Booking.com

Portfolio Manager Byron Lotter shares his stock picks of the week with Bruce Whitfield on The Money Show.

[LISTEN] What you need to know about new revenge porn laws

[LISTEN] What you need to know about new revenge porn laws

A person found guilty of so-called 'revenge porn' could now face up to four years in prison or a fine of up to R300,000.

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

[WATCH] Toddler upset that mom didn't give him a goodbye kiss, is so adorable

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

[WATCH] Boy explaining what he heard when parents had sex goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.