Minister Fritz condemns conduct by CoCT law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha
The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, condemns the conduct of four City of Cape Town law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha yesterday, which infringed on the human dignity of a resident in the province. This conduct has no place in the Western Cape and South Africa.
Minister Fritz also welcomes the swift action by the City of Cape Town for the suspension of the four officers for their poor conduct, subject to further investigation and disciplinary procedures.
A video was taken of law enforcement officers responding to a land invasion of land belonging to the City of Cape Town earmarked for services to the community in the area. Numerous operations have been conducted by the City on previous occasions to prevent the illegal occupation of the land.
Minister Fritz said, “I am glad that the City of Cape Town is treating these allegations with the seriousness it deserves. While many of our police and law enforcement officials work under immense pressure, the infringement of human dignity in this way can’t be tolerated. It is therefore necessary to respond to such cases proportionately. I look forward to the swift outcome of the investigation.”
Please see English audio clip here: https://clyp.it/1abyxxzu
Cayla Ann Tomás Murray
Spokesperson for Minister Albert Fritz
Tel: 021 483 8550
Cell: 064 121 7959