Police deployments will remain in the areas as long as violent protests are continuing. Members of the public are urged to protest peacefully and avoid infiltration by criminal elements. Police will not tolerate any violent protests and those that are breaking the law will be brought to book.
The Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange appeals to all law abiding citizens to isolate criminal elements whilst they are voicing their complaints to the authorities and should not impede freedom of movement of other members of the public. “Closing of roads, breaking and looting of businesses is a serious offence and police will not hesitate to act against the perpetrators”, says the Commissioner.#ProtestAction