The African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip in the National Assembly, Pammy Majodina, has called an emergency meeting of the party’s caucus on Thursday.
The meeting is in response to the current outbreak of violence and looting in some parts of the country, especially in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
The party is calling on its public representatives to join in efforts to quell the disturbances in their communities.
Majodina’s Spokesperson, Nomfanelo Kota, says they expect the ANC caucus to condemn the acts of lawlessness in the country.
Meanwhile, the National Chairperson of the ANC Gwede Mantashe, said the current violence, looting and vandalism that has gripped parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal has nothing to do with former president Jacob Zuma.
ANC officials in Vosloorus to assess the situation, appeal for calm
Speaking to the media at the Chris Hani Mall in Vosloorus, Mantashe said these are thugs who are seeing an opportunity to loot.
The mall has been a scene of chaos since Sunday with hundreds of looters breaking into the mall and leaving it in complete ruins.