By: Kaya News reporter
Shutdown SA protest sees looting of businesses, torching of trucks and cars that were first seen in parts of KZN since Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police last week have now spread to other parts of the country, including Johannesburg.
Whilst President Cyril Ramphosa assured South Africans that “we are building up, not shutting down the country” in his family meeting address on Sunday, pro-Zuma protests continue.
Businesses are bearing the brunt of mob looting with social media highlighting incidents across the country. The situation is worsening with protestors torching cars and trucks in a bid to make a statement.
This Monday on Kaya Drive with Sizwe, the first two hours were open to listeners to share their sentiments on the ongoing protests, looting and overall chaos that has gripped the country.
In other parts of the country looting incidents are on the increase with protestors targeting grocery outlets in KZN.
Many Gauteng residents wanted no part in the #ShutdownSA protests and took a stand on social media after a viral WhatsApp message was shared.
Here are some of the views from Kaya Drive listeners:
However, many feel that the worst is yet to come, with many South Africans concerned about how these Shutdown SA protests will affect the economy, job losses and further elevate poverty as a result.