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‘Zuma faction used grievances of the poor ... and it could happen again’

Violence was well-planned and SA must come together to fix society or there will be more, warn experts

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The week of violence that gripped SA was the perfect fire storm, which the masterminds lit through agitators pushing for a change within the ruling party and an end to government’s corruption-busting strategies.

This is the view of Prof Lindy Heinecken, head of Stellenbosch University’s department of sociology and social anthropology.

Speaking to Sunday Times Daily, Heinecken and policing experts from the Institute for Security Studies said the violence was not a coup but rather a revolt the leaders of which exploited the desperation of the poor...

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