Malicious prosecution by police after #BlackMonday

It has come to the attention of AfriForum that in Limpopo, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, police are unlawfully insisting that community members report at police stations, following their involvement in this week’s #BlackMonday protests across the country.

“Police are now busy with politics and their violation of people’s civil rights testifies to their inability to stop crime, and especially farm murders. The police are trying to shift the focus from the slaughter of farmers in South Africa with political action. It is bad enough that police minister Fikile Mbalula manufactures and distributes news on this matter. This witch hunt proves the politicising of the police in this country,” said Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s head of community safety.

In a telephone call, Major General J.J. Tsotsesti also threatened Ernst Roets, deputy CEO of AfriForum, with action those participating in #BlackMonday protests. However, the general could not at all say what these charges would be.

AfriForum, TLUSA and the Solidarity Movement will again walk to the Union Building against farm murders on 25 November 2017.

“We urge members of the public to contact us if illegal action is taken against them,” said Cameron.

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