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Post 2021-07-21

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South Africa
Independent Media Pty Ltd
52 Issues

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1 min
editors call for calm after looting frenzy

WE, the editors of Isolezwe and POST, condemn the recent looting and bloodshed in several parts of our province and country. What is of particular concern is the rising racial tension in our province. We acknowledge the pain and anger that is being felt by so many. Lives and livelihoods have been lost. While condemning the violence, it is important to note that the looting and killings were perpetrated by a small group of people. Most South Africans were not involved in the acts of violence. There is, therefore, no need to condemn an entire community for the actions of a few. President Cyril Ramaphosa made it clear that the recent events were part of a “deliberate, co-ordinated and well-planned attack on our democracy”. There was a deliberate attempt made…

4 min
‘my son died with a part of me’

Nokuthula Mabuza nokuthula.mabuza@inl.co.za LAST Monday night, Lindiswa Caluza could not sleep. Her son, Sandile Caluza, 18, was missing amid the violence that had swept through Durban. Earlier that day, around midday, Caluza had gone to see his friends who lived in the area. The eldest of three siblings, he was a Grade 11 pupil at Inanda Secondary School. He was also the family’s hope of a better life. By the time darkness fell, her son still hadn’t returned home, and Caluza, who lives in Inanda, tried calling him. His cellphone went unanswered. She then tried calling his friends. They confirmed he had spent time with them that afternoon but said he had left for home at around 8pm. For the next few days, Caluza spent her time trying to find…

4 min
‘my child’s killer must be found’

Nadia Khan nadia.khan@inl.co.za TASHLEEN Moodley wants justice. She is the mother of Faybian Moodley, a 17-year-old, from Trenance Park in Verulam, who lost his life in the recent violence that plagued KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. With police unable to control the looting and violence, communities came together to protect themselves. Faybian was one of them. Vinodh Singh, chairperson of the community police forum (CPF) sector 3 in Verulam, said the area was volatile, as looters had tried to enter Trenance Park. “There were about three or four men who were trying to sneak through the sports ground to get into the area. We were not sure where they were going, but the situation was tense due to the looting and violence that was happening throughout KZN. “When…

3 min
‘road to recovery will be long and hard’

Charlene Somduth and Latoya Newman THE road to recovery for businesses with be a long one, says Nigel Ward, the president of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC. The organisation has partnered with eThekwini Municipality to assess the impact of the civil unrest. "As it stands, the economic impact estimates are more than R1.5 billion in loss of stock, more than R15bn of damage to property and equipment. There were more than 50 000 informal traders affected and 40 000 businesses affected and a bigger portion might not come back," said Ward. He said more than 150 000 jobs were at risk and close to 1.5 million people were at home with no income, due to the unrest. “The total impact to the eThekwini GDP is estimated at…

2 min
work together: duduzane zuma

Janine Moodley janine.moodley@inl.co.za DUDUZANE Zuma, the son of Jacob Zuma, has called for peace amid the unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal. He joined several KZN community leaders in Newlands East last week and condemned acts of criminality. "Violence is not the answer. Looting is not the answer. We know that we have issues that we have to deal with. At this point, we need people to constrain themselves," he said. Duduzane Zuma said it was time for peace and unity, and the only solution was to work together. “Let's put our differences aside. Let's stop victimising and blaming each other." Joanne Ryan, a community leader in Newlands East, in ward 11, said unity was the way forward. “We do not want any further protests and looting. No matter your race…

2 min
the ‘us’ and ‘them’ syndrome must be eliminated

Janine Moodley janine.moodley@inl.co.za AN open dialogue must take place for communities to move forward, political analysts have said amid unrest and racial tension in KwaZulu-Natal. Bheki Mngomezulu said the first step was to educate South Africans, the young and the old alike, about the history of KZN and the history of Indians in South Africa. He felt that enmity between the two groups was partly due to ignorance regarding this aspect. “Indians have a long history in South Africa dating back to 1860. Mahatma Gandhi’s role in South African politics should be preserved. The role played by several Indians in the liberation Struggle and in the trade unions should not be forgotten. Indians, like Zulus, were on the receiving end of British colonialism – both in India and in South…