President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands. The statement follows the unrest in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg. Residents are calling on law enforcement to be pro-active against crime and illegal immigration.
Zimbabwean national Elvis Nyathi was killed earlier this week after Diepsloot protestors accused him of being in the country illegally. President Ramaphosa has voiced his opposition to civilians forcing people to prove their residency status.
Earlier the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party lashed out at police for the manner in which they conducted themselves while effecting arrests in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg.
Officers were allegedly caught on camera asking people to identify certain body parts in indigenous South African languages if they could not produce their identity documents or a passport.
In other news – Senzo Meyiwa murder trial to begin on Monday
Former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial is set to begin on Monday in the High Court.
The five accused are facing charges of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of firearms without a license, and possession of ammunition. Learn more