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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    Watch this video of a looter trying to shove a flatscreen TV in his car.

    The logic is mind boggling.

    Please note that the video has a loooooooooot of joking swearing - NSFW - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED


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    Quote Originally Posted by tec0 View Post
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    So they even caught a CEO of a financial services company looting....There is clearly no hope for this country!

    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afr...d-33ed61a7377c
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    So they even caught a CEO of a financial services company looting....There is clearly no hope for this country!

    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-afr...d-33ed61a7377c
    These people just have no shame. I quote Ted Herbst who says in their minds
    it is permissible or even admirable to steal from or destroy the establishment, be it business in the local mall or employers or institutions (they sacked the blood bank) has had its expression in what is happening. Looting is not seen as bad, at worst a bit ‘naughty’, but forgivable and understandable and permissible. The idea that ‘we’re perpetually oppressed, we should be allowed to loot’ is firmly established in the psyche of ANC and EFF members, no matter what their economic circumstances.
    How do you change this mindset that was started by Oliver Tambo and Thabo Mbeki in their Radio Freedom broadcasts decades ago, in which ANC followers were urged to make South Africa ungovernable and to stop paying for government services received. This set in motion the Ain't No Consequences party's path of corruption and destruction that has bought this wonderful country to its knees.

    The next event was Mandela's failure to to sanction Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma over the Sarafina II scam. That set in motion the orgy of looting and state capture which we are all aware of. The weapons scandal, Nkandla, Escom, SABC, too many to name all.
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    I just don't get the logic for an established wealthy person to steal low value items. I get big money white collar crime but there must be something fundamentally wrong for such a person to partake in opportunist blue collar crime.

    It is said that a thief will steal whether he is in need or not - it is as if it is an uncontrollable OCD drive! The problem of course in this country is that it seems to be in the blood of a lot of people.
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    So we resumed work operations today.
    All staff in - no problems there.
    It sounds like anything along the food line in the townships have been looted and as minimum, severely damaged.
    This destruction of shops in the townships means food is a problem in those areas.

    My wife and I have brought in food for our staff to take home at the end of today.
    But it seems food supply in many of the townships is going to be a problem for some time to come.

    Last week some people were so hungry they could steal a big screen TV.
    Coming soon there is going to be a more real hunger - which might not be as readily satisfied.

    This is a long way from over.

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    Dave ... whats the deal with wages for last week ... I see some people have chosen to pay 2.5 days and unpaid leave for the other 2.5 days ?
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    I also saw a news item where the gangs that normally strong-arm the Spaza shops for protection money in one area got together with the locals and the police to protect the shops from the looters.

    Seems the gangs are starting to learn the importance of protecting their long term investments :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    I just don't get the logic for an established wealthy person to steal low value items. I get big money white collar crime but there must be something fundamentally wrong for such a person to partake in opportunist blue collar crime.

    It is said that a thief will steal whether he is in need or not - it is as if it is an uncontrollable OCD drive! The problem of course in this country is that it seems to be in the blood of a lot of people.
    This has a lot to do with the irresponsible utterances of their leaders shouting slogans such as white privilege, white economic monopoly, rapid economic transformation etc. They have not learnt from the rest of Africa that those very people who are instigating violent change are the ones who will drive away to their mansions in Mercs and Bentleys while the cannon fodder still stay in shacks. If you don't believe me, go and visit any other African state, Zimbabwe is the closest and easy to reach. Or, just talk to the Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa and hear their stories (and warnings about what not to do).
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