Streaming issues? Report here
702 logo Gradients 702 logo Gradients
Best of 702
00:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Weekend Breakfast with Refiloe Mpakanyane
See full line-up
Best of 702
00:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Mashaba says unrest in Joburg CBD boils down to criminality

3 September 2019 11:51 AM
Tags:
Herman Mashaba
Joburg
Xenophobia
Joburg CBD
CBD
foreign nationals.

Mayor Herman Mashaba has rubbished any claims that his comments on foreign nationals may have fuelled violence in central Joburg.

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has ascribed the looting and arson in parts of Johannesburg to criminality.

He says the violence and chaos are motivated by xenophobia to a lesser extent.

I think for me, it's a combination. But to a large extent, it's criminal.

Herman Mashaba - Mayor of Johannesburg

Mashaba has rubbished any claims that his comments on foreign nationals may have fuelled violence in central Joburg.

Jeppestown, Malvern, Hillbrow, Tembisa, Turffontein and parts of Tshwane have all come under siege.

Read: Help us, Jeppestown is burning down - business owner describes chaos

The mayor insists that the national government has failed citizens by not tightening South Africa's porous borders.

Mashaba says he's not apologetic for speaking out about undocumented persons and hijacked buildings in the CBD.

Also read: 'I saw videos of looters looting and police were standing right there watching'

He argues that the attacks and unrest in central Joburg are a result of the breakdown of law and order in South Africa.

I'm putting this at the door of the South African government for failing to ensure that we have law and order.

Herman Mashaba - Mayor of Johannesburg

He suggests that undocumented foreign nationals are responsible for human trafficking, the trade of counterfeit goods and other "criminal reasons".

Read more: Mashaba: South Africa is paying the price for total lawlessness

South Africans have always embraced foreign nationals, the only thing South Africans don't want is total lawlessness.

Herman Mashaba - Mayor of Johannesburg

How can anyone claim that I'm promoting criminality when I'm asking that we deal with the rule of law.

Herman Mashaba - Mayor of Johannesburg

Listen to the full discussion on Today with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mashaba says unrest in Joburg CBD boils down to criminality


3 September 2019 11:51 AM
Tags:
Herman Mashaba
Joburg
Xenophobia
Joburg CBD
CBD
foreign nationals.

Recommended

More from Local

Coronavirus

UPDATE: 9,063 new COVID-19 infections in SA as Gauteng recoveries reach 14,097

3 July 2020 9:27 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that there were 108 new coronavirus-related deaths.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sabc-signjpg

SABC formally restores editorial independence in its newsroom

3 July 2020 5:26 PM

The move reverses what was known as an upward referral policy introduced during the tenure of former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

laptop-computer-workjpg

[LISTEN] Increase in porn addiction, anxiety among SA workers during lockdown

3 July 2020 5:14 PM

Nickolaus Bauer speaks to Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS) Southern Africa MD Andrew Davies.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200529 Thulas Nxesi

Labour Minister Nxesi wants every UIF COVID-19 relief transaction audited

3 July 2020 4:50 PM

Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi said that the UIF had been able to identify 75 cases of suspicious transactions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Mask South African flag coronavirus Covid-19 lockdown 123rf

Gauteng executive council expected to deliberate over province's lockdown level

3 July 2020 4:13 PM

The Gauteng executive council will be meeting on Saturday to discuss details around its COVID-19 response.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

prof-vilakazijpg

Prof Vilakazi - Appointment a message not only of hope but of what is possible

3 July 2020 4:12 PM

Prof Zeblon Vilakazi has been appointed as the vice-chancellor and principal of Wits University with effect from January 1 2021.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

iain-williamson-edjpg

Old Mutual makes acting CEO Williamson permanent

3 July 2020 2:49 PM

Iain Williamson’s appointment ends over a year of uncertainty over who will lead one of the country’s biggest insurers following the abrupt dismissal of former CEO Peter Moyo in June 2019 after a conflict of interest dispute.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200422-cigarettes-edjpg

Fita moves to appeal dismissal of cigarette sales ban challenge

3 July 2020 2:39 PM

The organisation had argued that the ban should be overturned on the basis that tobacco products were addictive and therefore should be declared essential.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

albi-picjpg

Taking a trip down memory lane of 702's 40 years

3 July 2020 1:21 PM

Albi Modise captures the story about the talk radio station that started at midday on 28 June 1980.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

cycling-bw

Experts develop online tool to help mitigate COVID-19 in endurance sports events

3 July 2020 11:37 AM

Stellenbosch University's Prof Wayne Derman is part of a team that has developed the tool to help event organisers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward