President Cyril Ramaphosa is being urged by Steenhuisen to intervene and ensure that those involved face the full force of the law. As a supplementary role to SAPS in targeted areas, the party wants Ramaphosa to appoint the SANDF.
DA Shadow MMC of Public Safety, Michael Sun, said the violence and looting put the lives of law enforcement officers and citizens in danger.
"I believe that the president (Cyril Ramaphosa) is right to condemn these violent acts and criminality. As an individual living in Johannesburg, however, there is much more that we need to see. According to him, "all police officers on leave should be recalled by the police commissioner [General Khehla Sitole].
Public Order Policing should be deployed to all hotspots, but there is also growing interested in bringing private security onboard to patrol and monitor potential hotspots. Public Order Policing should be deployed to all hotspots, but there is also growing interested in bringing private security onboard to patrol and monitor potential hotspots.
Police have confirmed that it’s investigating the deaths of at least six people so far following a wave of protests and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
So far, 219 suspects have been arrested.
According to police, at least six people have died following a wave of protests and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. There have been 219 arrests so far. The police have admitted that they are under a lot of pressure and have never experienced this level of violence during looting before.
There have been at least six death investigations started by police since protests and looting broke out in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe condemns the violence and looting of shops by protesters. Mabe says the governing party should not be held accountable for those who damage and steal public property in the name of former President Jacob Zuma.
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