Government must stem the tide of police brutality
The United Democratic Movement (UDM) is concerned about the growing number of incidents of police brutality in the country. Recently, the Daily Dispatch reported that two people were rushed to hospital and 21 others, including schoolchildren in uniform, were treated for minor injuries after service delivery violence in Sterkspruit on Friday.
It is alleged that the police chaotically fired at the protesters with rubber bullets, hitting innocent bystanders and school kids in the process.
Again, it appears Government continues to use brute force to suppress legitimate service delivery protests around the country, rather than dispatching senior government officials to attend to service delivery concerns and complaints.
We call on Government to root out police brutality before South Africa turns into a police state.
Mr Lennox Gaehler, MP
UDM Local Government Spokesperson