Has it come to this? And the nation’s economy is gradually winding down. The scare and fear of loosing ones mean of livelihood or possibly – life, leading to losses for the country’s economy.
How will this interprets to revenue generation for government through taxation and to tax payers ability to meet up and/or getting the worth of the tax they pay to a system that can not protect their businesses and life?
Whatever triggered this, was not correctly reported by eTV. It is not clear what exactly did, but whatever it was, did not start from Jepee street in Johannesburg. People and shop owners in Prechard street reacted to running scare coming from the street before, moving toward Jepee.
It must have been triggered by people looking for opportunity to loot.
This singular incident caused many shop owners in Jepee street to close their business for the day.
Of all these, coming from what Durban and Soweto xenophobic attacks left of their victims and foreigners living in South Africa, the worrying questions remains, what is the government, police and South Africans purportedly concern, doing to stop this? It is obvious nothing will be done sine not even the police or government has the will to deal with this image damaging development, which will die of like was witnessed in past cases.
The reasoning and believe of this xenophobic insurgences is that they (the perpetrators) are fighting for themselves and the community as Nelson Mandela fought for them and will be recognized and hailed as heroes. But was this the kind of freedom Nelson Mandela fought and fought for?