BURNING TAXIS IN KORSTEN, GQEBERHA
A video posted on social media by Mzansi’s leading crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee, shows about three taxis engulfed in flames during daylight on Durban Road, Gqeberha.
The carnage scenes were soon followed by a report from a local radio station. It said the violent chaos was “an altercation between taxi drivers and Somalian shop owners.
“Police in Gqeberha and several other role-players are on scene at the taxi rank in Korsten where an altercation between taxi drivers and Somalian shop owners escalated. Several vehicles and a shop were set alight. This is a developing story image supplied,” the outlet said.
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) October 13, 2021
SHOCKED SOUTH AFRICANS REACT TO GQEBERHA WAR
Such violent drama does not need much time for locals to pick up phones and comment strongly. The warzone in Gqebera invited a fair share of political views and conspiracies.
Here are some of the reactions we picked up from Twitter:
“What’s happening in Gqeberha is a result of porous borders in SA. The uncontrolled influx of illegal immigrants undermines our sovereignty and poses a security threat to the citizens of this country. The first mandate of any state is to protect its citizens, we are in a failing state,” @JustJamal_ said.
“He banna! Really, immigrants behaving like this in another country. Our government is really letting the side down. This is just anarchy! Something HAS TO BE DONE,” @Ignaciohb3 said.
“If this it is really between South African businessmen (taxi owners) and Somalians will be interesting it will be time for Anc and Eff to intervene since it’s been a long time San’s asking government to enforce immigration laws and tighten our borders,” @UNgumzamo said.
These guys are not asylum seekers but they are al-Shabab ex terrorists group members…..see what they are doing in Gqeberha pic.twitter.com/cpLFInjCDW
— SiyaH Mdluli 🇿🇦 (@SihleMahamba) October 13, 2021
What's happening in Gqeberha doesn't sit well with me!!! In our own country bayazenzela nje!!! pic.twitter.com/EyBadcFZHd
— Mercedes (@MercXclass) October 13, 2021
What is happening in Gqeberha is a wake up call for us to vote wisely next month🤞🏽 pic.twitter.com/gVpakrgiDl
— Pertu💅 (@PertuTiisetso23) October 13, 2021
The scenes we are seeing in #Gqeberha today reminds me of this guy, people were so quick to criticize.
Some political parties must understand that We are not stupid when we call for tighter rules for SA borders pic.twitter.com/X2ae0sJzSc
— Chuck Norris wase Natal (@1marisho) October 13, 2021