National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega
has called for calm in Pongola. This is after violence broke out following
the brutal murder of a 4-year-old boy by a pastor. His mutilated body was found by a community
member in a plastic bag behind a church.
A 51-year-old pastor has been arrested for
Phiyega said the community needs to allow
the police to do their investigations.
Police Spokesperson Lieutenant General
Solomon Makgale said the Commissioner has also mandated the provincial
commissioner to continue engaging religious leaders as well as the community
leaders in Pongola, to ensure that clam is restored.
“Since last night there have not been any
incidents reported but we have deployed additional police officers in the area
to ensure that the calm and law and order is maintained” Makgale added.
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