The government took rapid action to stop this week’s trucker protests in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in their tracks, thanks to lessons learnt during the riots that engulfed KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng a year ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s adviser Sydney Mufamadi says.

Mufamadi told journalists on Thursday that the government is determined to bring “economic banditry” to a stop and is confident that the violent unrest that engulfed SA in July 2021 will not occur again. His comments came amid alleged sabotage at Eskom, which contributed to stage 6 load-shedding, and trucker protests and threats of a “national shutdown”...

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