The deployment of Western Cape law-enforcement agencies have been significantly scaled up to ensure there is an immediate response, should any confirmed incidences of looting or violent protests occur here.
This, according to the provincial police commissioner, General Thembisile Patekile who says the province will respond by deploying SAPS officers, the Metro police, and members of the City’s law-enforcement agencies to quell any unrest.
General Patekile says the military will also assist while, in rural areas, law-enforcers are monitoring developments there.
Access the full briefing here.
- Calls to end taxi-violence in the Western Cape.
- Premier Alan Winde calls for calm, confirms no reports of looting in the Western Cape.
🔴LIVE NOW 📢 Lt. Gen. Patekile speaks during our digital press conference to update the media and the public on the WC’s preparedness to respond to public unrest as well as steps to address taxi violence ▶️ https://t.co/HmkC1G785I pic.twitter.com/caKGlF2gPb
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) July 13, 2021