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Proposed merger led to unrest
16 Sept 2015

 
Ventersdorp – Part of the Ventersdorp municipal offices and a vehicle was set alight on Friday, 11 September 2015, presumably by residents opposing the proposed merger of the Ventersdorp and Tlokwe municipalities.
The ANC and the DA are blaming each other for this public unrest which also broke out in Ikageng, Potchefstroom. According to Dakota Legoete, provincial secretary of the ANC in North West, his party “is agitated by acts of criminal nature since the DA’s manipulation of the community of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp to stage a march against the decision of Municipal Demarcation Board to amalgamate Tlokwe and Venterdorp municipalities.”
He alleged that MmusiMaimane, federal DA leader, “manipulated the community” during his visit to Potchefstroom two weeks ago, by telling them to “do all in their power” to stop the amalgamation. “They even forced the children not to attend school and stoned vehicles passing along the N12 road.”
Cllr. Chris Landsberg, DA Caucus Leader in the Tlokwe Council, placed the blame for the unrest in Ikageng on the shoulders of Dakota Lekgoete, ANC Provincial Secretary, saying statements made by him during a radio debate on the proposed amalgamation of the towns in which the DA also participated on Thursday evening, sparked the protest. “During the debate, Lekgoete said “people can march, do whatever they want to – it will not bring them anything, it will not change the ANC’s viewpoint.”
GaoageMolapisi, MEC for Community Safety and Transport Managemeng in North West, strongly condemned the “violent actions” of the protesters.
Molapisi said destroying of public and private property is criminal and those found responsible for this would be put behind bars.
“South Africa is a democratic country where people have rights, and these rights are enshrined in the Constitution. People have the right to gather and march but their rights are not above any other rights. There is no right in the constitution that grants anyone a permission to burn and destroy essential amenities like schools, libraries, police stations or government buildings. They cannot pick and choose which rights suite them. If you transgress the Constitution you must face the full might of the law,” said Molapisi.
He said when the protesters applied for the march, they said it was going to be a peaceful march and the leaders will control the march assisted by the marshals and more often that does not become the case.
“What happened in Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp is a case in point.  As government we are not going to fold our arms and say it is happening. All these acts of hooliganisms and crime must be investigated; our courts must set an example. Those who have burned the municipal building in Ventersdorp are in serious trouble as they should be charged with arson and the charge for arson is a serious one. Communities and councillors must assist the police with giving information because they know and have seen the perpetrators. We must all condemn these barbaric acts because they derail progress and development. I want to see people arrested and these must not take long,” he said.