Thabo Mbeki Foundation has urged South Africans to be vigilant and united against the masters of the dark art.
The foundation said the recent violence and destruction of property in some parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were the result of state capture.
It called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to implement the economic recovery plan he tabled in Parliament in October 2020.
The desperate socio-economic situation of most South Africans and the arrest and imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma served as a perfect opportunity to start an offensive against the state.
Hence, the foundation called for calm and unity.