Protests on the increase - Nhleko

2015-09-29 10:40
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko and National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town - Protests are on the increase which meant new pressure points on policing and its methods, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko said on Tuesday.

"You would see in the report... that the question of public protests has been on the increase and certainly 2014/15 has not been necessarily an exception when it comes to that," he said at the release of the crime statistics for the 2014/15 period.

"It is also a matter that should not just be seen purely as a policing matter."

Nhleko said it was also a social issue because people were protesting over a lack or a perceived lack of service delivery, housing, roads and water to name a few.

"A solution to that problem is not policing intervention per se," he said.

Read more on:    police  |  riah phiyega  |  nathi nhleko  |  crime stats 2015

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