MOUTSE – The Bolsheviks Party of South Africa (BPSA) has lambasted the recent looting and vandalism of infrastructure and businesses in the country.
The BPSA expressed concerns that the acts had the potential to cripple the economy and leave the poor suffering the most.
Following would-be looters’ attempts to attack the Moutse Mall on Monday afternoon, the party requested that the Dennilton South African Police Service (SAPS) and provincial police see to it that the matter did not get out of control and that those inciting such activities be brought to book.
Seun Mogotji, BPSA leader, said that was a call to the community to also take a stand by reprimanding family members who were taking part in such acts and collaborate with the police to ensure that they were identified.
Mogotji indicated that the Dennilton Taxi Association was also requested to keep its word as it was making business in Moutse Mall to see to it that the perpetrators were stopped.
On Monday afternoon, as the would-be looters were mobilizing near the mall, a truck was torched on the R25 and Loskop Road from Ntwane Village.
Three suspects were arrested around the Phooko Section and others, allegedly from Mpheleng Village, were found just outside the mall.
ON Tuesday, members of the Public Order Police (POP) were monitoring the area to ensure safety at the mall.
It is also understood that similar attempts were quelled in around the Jane Furse business area on Sunday as a group of people caused mayhem on the main road.
In Burgersfort, businesses remained closed on Tuesday as owners feared the spreading of the violent acts into the town.
“Those looters around Moutse Mall are not representing the views and opinions of the people of Moutse but their own as well as those of their handlers. The people of Moutse in Sekhukhune are law abiding citizens who would under no circumstances burn tyres or loot businesses in the name of an individual. Sekhukhune and indeed the whole country cannot be held at ransom and rendered ungovernable by criminals masquerading as political activists,” concluded Mogotji.