Police will maintain visibility in PTA and conduct operations, says Phahlane

Acting National Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane says the situation in Pretoria is now calm and under control, although police will maintain high visibility.

Police have done well under the circumstances and managed to keep the groups away from each other.

Kgomotso Phahlane, Acting police commissioner

Phahlane explains that police diffused tensions between two groups of protesters and are currently working to disperse a group in Sunnyside.

He says the police only approved the protest permit for a group called the Mamelodi Concerned Residents, however residents from Atteridgeville also marched, burning tyres and blockading roads.

The Mamelodi Concerned Residents marched and were joined by people from Atteridgeville, but they later separated because of disagreements.

Phahlane advises that police will maintain a strong presence in Pretoria and conduct operations, following up on tip-offs made in various communities.

Take a listen:

Meanwhile, the Lawyers for Human Rights has spoken up about the xenophobic tensions in Pretoria, and how government has been fueling them:

Political leaders are responsible to the views that people have about foreign nationals in our country.

Sharon Ekambaram, Head of the Refugee and Migrants Programme at LHR

Take a listen:


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