The much-anticipated November 2 Mass Protest has come and gone, but the aftermath of the chaotic protest will linger in the minds of many.
With the EFF, everything is possible, considering the thickness of their aggressiveness during previous protests across the country.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that following yesterday’s protest that shut down the capital city of Pretoria, the city is now counting its loss. The march which was organized to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma descended into chaos as protesters clashed with police.
The Malema-led party also descended heavily on security men, leaving most of them seriously injured and shattered. A police officer, as gathered, underwent a surgery today after EFF members smashed a bottle on his face.
According to a police spokesperson, Brigadier Sally de Beer, the victim sustained several deep cuts to his face, which resulted in his nose being halfsevered and the cortex of his eye being damaged.
Away from that, most stores in the cities were looted after some EFF members broke into them, carting away goods, cash, and other values worth millions of rand.
Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga lamented that the protesters wrecked havoc in the city, causing serious damage to property within and outside Pretoria. He vowed to have the culprits arrested and brought to book.
“The vandalism, looting and antagonizing of law enforcement will not be tolerated, and we encourage local law authorities to take the appropriate action against those who were responsible for conduct not benefitting democratic protest,” the mayor said.
In the meantime, over 25 persons have been arrested for various charges, such as assault, public violence, burglary, and malicious damage to property.
Also, the police said it’s conducting a general investigation into the chaotic November 2 Mass Protest, the conduct of the aggressive protesters and other related offenses.