Cele wants Ficksburg situation to be handled with care
By Khanyisa Tabata
17 April 2011
National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele says the situation in Ficksburg in the Free State remains tense.
Following the killing of 33-year-old Andries Tatane, allegedly at the hand of police members during a service delivery protest in the Free State town on Wednesday, Cele says the situation needs to be handled with care.
At least 14 police officials are being questioned in connection with Tatane’s death in Meqheleng, but Cele says they won’t be suspended until the investigation proves what happened.
Meanwhile six police members have been arrested in connection with Tatane’s beating and murder.
The Independent Complaints Directorate says two members of the Public Order Unit in Bloemfontein have been arrested for murder and four for assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.
The six suspects are due to appear in the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.