Acting nation police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, says members of the South African Police Service (Saps) will be policing all legal marches against President Jacob Zuma taking place across the country.
On Thursday, Phahlane said Save South Africa's march to the Union Buildings is illegal, but the prohibition by the Tshwane Metro Police Department has now been overturned by the Chief Magistrate of Pretoria.
Now that the march has been approved dynamics change... we are policing an authorised march.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will also be marching to the African National Congress (ANC) headquarters, Luthuli House, to demand the ruling party recall President Jacob Zuma.
We are aware of a march by the DA which had been approved. We are aware of members of the ANC that are convening at Luthuli House - we don't consider that as a march or protest action.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner
Members of the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) have said they will defend and protect the President and the ANC when the DA members march today.
MKMVA in KwaZulu Natal said they will send 600 veterans to Luthuli House.
Xolani Gwala asked Phahlane what will be the role of MK veterans at Luthuli House.
That question must be directed to the party because the party would have called its members to Luthuli House.— Khomotso Phahlane, Acting National Police Commissioner
Listen to the full interview with the acting national police commissioner below...
This article first appeared on 702 : Phahlane won't answer why ANC members are convening at Luthuli House