Western Cape MEC of Community
Safety Dan Plato has condemned the recent mob justice attacks in Hout Bay and
Yesterday three suspects were
burnt with one being declared dead on the scene after they robbed someone of
their cellphones on a train.
MEC Plato said these murders
call for serious introspection and immediate action.
Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald
Botha said as part of my oversight mandate over policing in the
province MEC Plato will request an update from the Acting Provincial
Commissioner, Major General Thembisile Patekile, on the SAPS visible policing
efforts in both communities, as a first deterrent for criminal activity.
“Though there is a serious
case to be made for the apparent lack of police visibility which is fuelling
either vengeance attacks or increasing feeling of being unsafe in public
spaces, the police are not solely to blame for these murders. Safety is
everyone’s responsibility and these murders must be condemned by all of us.”
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