Ramaphosa says looting incidents were instigated, planned

President Cyril Ramaphosa visited KZN as violence still grips parts of the province. Courtesy of #DStv403

DURBAN - The country’s security cluster could have done better to deal with ongoing violence and looting.

That's an admission from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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He's in KwaZulu-Natal to assess the impact of the sabotage.

Ramaphosa said instigators of the mayhem have been identified and will be arrested.

"It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and looting were instigated, there were people who planned it and coordinated it.

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"We are going after them, we have identified a good number of them, and we will not allow anarchy and mayhem to just unfold in our country," Ramaphosa said.

Many businesses are closed in the province and people are queuing just to get essentials.

It's been reported that 95 people in Kwazulu-Natal have died following rampant looting and destruction of property.


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