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Cabinet condemns violent protests in Soweto

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Cabinet has expressed concern over the violent protests and mob mentality that has occurred in Soweto, as residents took to the streets in frustration.

On Thursday, 10 June 2021, cabinet held a post-cabinet media briefing condemning the violent protests that have occurred in Soweto. This was due to the community’s frustrations at the recent spate of crimes that have consumed the township, leading community members to turn to mob justice mentality.

The residents of Soweto have engaged in violent protests and the shutting down of the township in their frustration at the escalating rate of crime in their communities. Acting Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has advised against this, urging citizens to engage in protests but in a manner that does not infringe on the law of the country.

She has also assured communities that the government remains cognizant of concerning living conditions in communities, and urged members to report crime around them. She stated, “Cabinet has called on members of communities to report crime to the police and not to resort to taking the law into their own hands.”

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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