Ntsiki Mazwai weighs in on Westbury protests - 'It was just a matter of time'

02 October 2018 - 10:26 By Kyle Zeeman
Ntsiki says that a revolution may start with the Westbury protests.
Ntsiki says that a revolution may start with the Westbury protests.
Image: Via Ntsiki Mazwai's Instagram

Just days after calling for an end to violence in Westbury musician and poet Ntsiki Mazwai has declared that it was just a matter of time before the community protested in the way that they have.

According to TimesLIVE unrest erupted in the area last week after a 45-year-old woman was shot and killed during a shoot out between three men. A 10-year-old girl was wounded in the incident.

Residents vowed to shut down the area to mourn her death and called on government to deploy the army to clean up the drug-ridden area.

As the protests continued on Monday Ntsiki took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the unrest and claimed that coloured people in SA were a "ticking time bomb" because their voice was being silenced.

She shared several reports from the ground and commentary on the situation in the Johannesburg town before warning that the protests may not end anytime soon. She also called for attention to be given to the community and their plight.

Meanwhile, a Rea Vaya bus station was stoned and set alight in the area on Monday night.

Police minister Bheki Cele was set to visit Westbury on Tuesday to address residents and try to restore calm to the area.

Police Minister Bheki Cele had a meeting with the protesting community of Westbury on Tuesday October 2 2018, where he gave community members the opportunity to air their grievances, and propose solutions as well.