It said that police had failed in their duty to protect citizens during the violent protests.
“Julius Malema and other EFF leaders’ public incitement of violence should have placed the police on standby to prevent what we have seen today. Yet it seems that not a single person has been arrested whose crimes had been recorded on video,” said Marnus Kamfer, legal and risk manager at AfriForum.
He said the EFF and their followers’ actions, together with the inability of police to bring to book those involved in the acts, were proof that communities should organise and safeguard themselves.
“Communities and individuals can and must protect themselves within the framework of the law. Today’s events underscore this once again.”