North West Premier Thandi Modise has said
citizens who have no regard for the law should not expect any sympathy from the
This follows after a taxi driver stabbed an
officer on Klerkdorp on Saturday, which resulted in the officer shooting the
driver in the chest.
Modise said members of the public can not
undermine law enforcement officers, despite a recent incident of alleged police
Premier Modise spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele Said
those who choose to undermine law enforcement officers and attack police
officers thinking that their actions will be justifiable in the light of
criticism on police brutality should not expect any sympathy.
Kgwele added that the alleged actions
of the taxi driver suggested that he could be one of those who think that
police should be immobilised into inaction against lawlessness.
“While we are opposed to police
brutality, we are equally opposed to attacks on law enforcement officers by
taxi drivers or any section of our communities, said Kgwele
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