Govt won't declare state of emergency: Radebe

2012-09-14 13:03
Jeff Radebe (File, Sapa)

Jeff Radebe (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The government will not declare a state of emergency but will "deal very swiftly" with illegal protests, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said on Friday.

"This is not a state of emergency," Radebe told reporters in Pretoria.

However, those gathering illegally will be "dealt with".

"We want to bring back public order in those areas so that the economy can continue to run normally.

"They are going to be dealt with very swiftly, without any further delay," said Radebe.

"Our government will not tolerate these acts any further."
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