Arrest of six policemen welcomed by the minister

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 April 2011

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the arrest of six policemen who have implicated in the killing Andries Tatane during a service-delivery march in Ficksburg on Wednesday last week.

Spokesperson to the Minister and Deputy Minister of Police Zweli Mnisi says they welcome the arrest of the six suspects.

“We have confidence that our criminal justice system will ensure that any person found to have done any wrongdoing, including police officers, is accordingly punished.

“Again as this development in the investigation does not represent the conclusion of the case, we once again, make a plea to all in society to still respect the process, said Mnisi.

Minisi added that the Minister has been consistent in his stance that those who break the law must be punished.

“We emphasized that police must at all material times, conduct themselves in a manner that is reminiscent of disciplined cops who respect the principles of human dignity and rights,” said Mnisi.


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