Police not sitting ducks - Zuma

2015-09-06 14:10
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Pretoria - Police officers were not "sitting ducks" and would fight back when threatened, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

"We urge you to defend yourselves with everything at your disposal if you are attacked, within the confines of the law.

"Our laws allow the police to fight back decisively when their lives or those of the public are threatened," he told a ceremony at the Union Buildings to remember police officers killed in the past year.

He said police should act within the confines of the law and avoid using excessive force.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko was working on a plan to transform the police following the shooting of 34 striking miners at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012, Zuma said.

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