South African political parties represented in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament have taken note of the anarchy in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng and called for unity, peace and stability in all communities.
In a statement signed by six political parties, including the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA), the parties said that they had taken note of the current incidents of “looting, violence, and attacks on property and people, and the loss of human life in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng in particular”.
They said they had noted the impact of the violence and criminality on the constitutional democracy and the rule of law in South Africa and that South Africa is currently on lockdown Alert Level 4, during the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The parties said that “the safety of people and property is the constitutional responsibility of the State”.
They said that as political parties they resolved to:
The statement was signed by the ANC, DA, Freedom Front Plus, Good, African Christian Democratic Party and Al Jama-ah.