Police chiefs visit Tatane family

2011-04-19 13:05

Deputy Minister of Police Makhotso Sotyu and national police chief General Bheki Cele are in Ficksburg to visit the family of Andries Tatane, a departmental spokesperson confirmed today.

Spokesperson for Sotyu, Nomsa Hani, said it was decided that the ministry, with the national commissioner, would visit the family of Ficksburg protester Tatane.

She said it was the department’s responsibility to support the family in a time of grief.

Tatane collapsed and died after he was shot and beaten, allegedly by police officers, during a service delivery protest in Ficksburg last week.

The news footage of the incident has led to a huge negative reaction towards the police.

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