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'People can't survive a continued lockdown! Where'll tomorrow’s meal come from?'

23 July 2020 2:41 PM
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Khayelitsha
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Land invasions
Recession
Kraaifontein
Inequality
Mfuleni
Dunoon
Looting
Stoning
policing
unrest
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Eldrid de Klerk

Land invasions, looting, stoning… it’s beginning to appear anarchic. Lester Kiewit interviews policing analyst Eldrid de Klerk.

It’s like Covid made the pimple pop!

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The economic and social costs of the lockdown are becoming apparent.

For days on end now, Cape Town has been struggling with land invasions on a scale that feels unprecedented.

In Dunoon, Mfuleni, Strand, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein and elsewhere – it’s happening all at once.

Every day, there’s a report of stores being looted, and cars being stoned – it’s beginning to appear anarchic.

Is Covid-19 a perfect storm for social and political unrest in South Africa, one of the most unequal societies in the world?


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Lester Kiewit interviews policing policy analyst Eldrid de Klerk.

… cannot survive a continued lockdown… for those who lost jobs; [where will] tomorrow’s meal come from? …

Eldrid de Klerk, policing policy analyst

… it [land invasions] seems to be an orchestrated campaign, to the benefit of only a few…

Eldrid de Klerk, policing policy analyst

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


23 July 2020 2:41 PM
Tags:
Khayelitsha
Economy
Land invasions
Recession
Kraaifontein
Inequality
Mfuleni
Dunoon
Looting
Stoning
policing
unrest
Lester Kiewit
Lockdown
COVID-19
Coronavirus in South Africa
covid-19 in south africa
Economic depression
covid-19 in western cape
coronavirus in western cape
The Midday Report on CapeTalk
social unrest
anarchy
Eldrid de Klerk

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