Democratic Allaince in Ekurhuleni believes that the ANC government must take responsibility for the waves of violence and service delivery protests that have rocked Duduza over the past weeks.
DA head of Constituency in Springs Ashor Sarupen says “the ANC’S continued failure to engender confidence in the economy that would lead to growth and job creation is squarely to blame, and a community that has been historically peaceful has now had to resort to violence to highlight their plight to an indifferent, uncaring ANC mayor and province”.
Residents of Duduza have taken to the streets to express their dismay at the broken promises of Gibela consortium, which is set to have failed to create jobs for local communities. Angry residents have barricaded roads, destroyed traffic lights and have torched government buildings, including a school, post office and a clinic.
According to the Duduza SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Harry Manaka, 22 people have been arrested so far for public violence and five of the arrested are under the age of 18. Manaka says more police officers have been deployed in the area to maintain normalcy.