Ministers to visit Diepsloot over violence


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Police Minister Bheki Cele, and Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi are due in Diepsloot this afternoon.

Community members are awaiting their arrival at the local Youth Centre.

The ministers are meant to address the growing anti-police protests in the area that had turned violent this week.

Five South Africans were murdered over the weekend.

This caused the community to take to the streets. The protests turned violent, and a Zimbabwean was killed in the unrest.

Meanwhile… Public Violence Monitor at the Institute for Security Studies, Godfrey Mulaudzi contends that the growing mistrust in the police has caused communities to lash out and take the law into their own hands.

He was speaking as xenophobic violence grips part of South Africa, and there are fears that it may spread further.

He says that while there is a social element to this problem, the police’s inefficiency to crackdown on crime will have a dangerous effect on public safety.

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