Looting is ‘criminal economic sabotage’

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Looting is ‘criminal economic sabotage’

Experts say the sporadic riots and looting in the country are fuelled by political opportunists

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High unemployment, coupled with disenchanted young people, creates an environment where protests can quickly degenerate into looting and riots in SA.

Political analyst Ralph Mathekga said scenes of looting witnessed on Monday were largely due to the socio-economic situation in the county.

“We have a lot of disenchanted young people who are always ready to do anything,” said  Mathekga. There was also an element of criminality...

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