SAPS Do Not Have Control Over The Current National Situation.
There are some misperceptions about my post that the SAPS don’t have control over the current national situation.
Firstly, this is not a criticism of the officers at the coalface: it is merely a statement of fact. The SAPS have never been in any position to protect individual citizens. And this was never expected of them.
Secondly, if we look at the number of towns that burnt all over the country during the last few weeks, it is clear that the SAPS has no control over the situation. Zero. Zilch. None.
Mahikeng was burnt and looted. In Klerksdorp, the provincial hospital was blockaded and doctors forcibly prevented from going to work. Charlotte Maxeke hospital in Johannesburg was trashed by striking workers. Major national roads are blockaded on a weekly basis, including the N2 in Cape Town. At the Mooi Rivier toll plaza, the second violent riot in a month (the first being over Easter Weekend) resulted in more than 35 trucks being torched. There are numerous other examples of uncontrolled public violence that have slipped my mind.
Friends, this is not what the authorities having control of the situation looks like. The SAPS appear barely able to even react to these events. They are widespread and very violent.
Again, this is not new nor surprising.
When I say that citizens are on their own, I stand by the statement. Nobody is coming to save you, so best adequately equip yourselves to weather the storm should you be caught in it.
If you see this post as being hysterically anti-government: thank you. I would wear that badge with pride before I am branded pro-government anything.