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Masiphumelele residents: Where are the police when we need them?

The situation in Masiphumelele is still tense due to ongoing protests. Yesterday, it was reported that protesters blocked the main road with a shipping container.

CapeTalk presenter Kieno Kammies received calls from listeners questioning the whereabouts of the police when this obstructions were created.

Listen to the full conversation on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Major-General Thembikile Patekile, Acting Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner said that there were conflicting priorities due to student protests that were going on in Cape Town.

He said that the deployed law enforcement was not sufficient against 2000 people that were protesting in Masiphumelele.

We are doing everything in our power to calm the situation

Major-General Thembikile Patekile, Acting Western Cape Provincial Police Commissioner

The arrest of community leader Lubabalo Willem in connection with a recent spate of mob justice is said to be the reason for the unrest.


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