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Joburg CBD protests: 'Attacks not orchestrated to destabilise Ramaphosa govt'

9 September 2019 7:55 AM
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Xenophobic attacks
Violence
joburg violence

Political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni says people on the ground feel that leaders are not listening to their grievances.

Violent protests broke out in the Johannesburg CBD one again this weekend.

After Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) former leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi's unsuccessful attempt to address community leaders in Johannesburg on Sunday, protests erupted.

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A group of men, some carrying sticks, pangas, and tree branches, marched through the city centre.

Several shops were vandalised and set on fire.

Bongani Bingwa speaks to political analyst, Professor Somadoda Fikeni to give more insight on the matter.

Fikeni says the progressive decline of the social and economic system, as well as the collapse of families, has created distance between leaders and their constituencies.

People on the ground feel that these leaders are not listening to their grievances. We need to deal with the legitimacy crisis that is deepening in terms of leadership in South Africa.

Professor Somadoda Fikeni, Political analyst

Fikeni doesn't think that the attacks were organised to destabilise President Cyril Ramaphosa's government.

Listen below to the full interview:




9 September 2019 7:55 AM
Tags:
Xenophobic attacks
Violence
joburg violence

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