THE Herald front page photo on May 21 entitled “Service protests” says it all! “Police keep a watchful eye as residents protest.” Really?
Your photo is proof beyond all doubt that the SAPS themselves are just as guilty as the protesters in public violence and destruction of property, also disruption of services! Is it not the SAP’s lawful duty to protect and serve?
Who are they protecting and serving in the photo? The public or the barbaric actions of a mob?
This is the reason why South Africa is a violent and destructive country. The authorities are part of the mayhem.
The police should be charged for failing to do their duties. They are a disgrace to their uniform.
R Pallas (brigadier retired, SAP), Knysna