Use of militant language during marches concerning - CSVR

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director for Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, says the use of militant language used by some of the politicians is very worrying.

Mogapi says that there are indications that South Africa is reaching a tipping point that could result in a civil war because of the violent language being used during marches.

The way in which we have been responding and the police who are increasingly becoming militarised. People who see that when they are losing power use very militant language, it is very worrying, because this is what results in radicalisation and conflict in our country.

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director for Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation

She says they've been concerned since last year's local government election especially if one may have a ruling party that's unable to deal with defeat.

In every event that happens in our country you find that the nature of militancy gets stronger and stronger and more organised, so we are very worried about the tipping point.

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director for Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation

If you have a leadership that doesn't say no to this, it's likely to turn into civil war.

Nomfundo Mogapi, Executive Director for Centre for the Study of Violence & Reconciliation

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