Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called
for calm and respect for the rule of law in Brits in the North West.
This is after two people were killed during
service delivery protest allegedly by police.
Residents were protesting over water shortage in the area. The Independent Police Investigative
Directorate is investigating the matter.
Ministerial Spokesperson Zweli Mnisi said
the constitution does not guarantee people to go out there and intimated
others, attack the police and become violent.
That is why it is called upon the public to allow the IPID to conduct
its own investigation.
Mnisi added that the Minister Mthethwa has
assured the public that if any police officers are proven to have been involved
in the killing of the two people, the full might of the law will take its
Meanwhile North West Premier Thandi Modise
has also called for calm in Brits.
Modise said our hard won democracy guarantees people the right to
peaceful protest but unnecessary confrontations and loss of lives is
Premier Modise’s Spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele
said Modise is saddened by the death of the two people which unconfirmed
reports suggest four people died.
Kgwele said the public needs to assist the
IPID in their investigation.
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