Kwa-Zulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has declared a provincial state of emergency following an ongoing protest in the area.
Sihle on Thursday made this known through a media briefing saying that Infrastructure was severely damaged during the destruction and rampant looting which happened in the following weeks of the protest in the country over the arrest of former president Jacob Zuma.
The unrest has claimed many lives and rendered many properties worth millions of Rand on shambles.
KZN premier Sihle Zikalala says the extent of damage informed their decision.
Supporting his point, Zikalala drew inferences from the October Russian revolution of 1917 and the recent Venezuelan protests of March 2020, saying they started as protests over basic commodities and led to coups or attempted coups.
He made these remarks while conducting an exclusive interview with the Daily News newspaper in Durban on Thursday.
Stressing his point, Zikalala said both sides in the debate were not entirely wrong, but it was better to look at the matter and holistically understand what happened before making conclusions.
“The reality is that your October revolution in Russia started over a complaint around bread. So a coup could be started by anything that talks to dissatisfaction; then it escalates. That is what we have seen recently in Venezuela, where the industries hoard products and products were not in stores and they became expensive, then they thought that the government of the progressive party would be taken out. So in this case you would want to stick more on whether it was a coup or not,” he said.
Among those who have claimed that the unrest was an insurrection or attempted coup was President Cyril Ramaphosa and Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul, among others.
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