North West police commissioner Lt-Gen Sello Kwena has condemned the storming of the Jouberton police station in Klerksdorp on Monday morning, allegedly by gang members.
It’s alleged that the neighborhood, which accused the police of conniving with one other without a doubt one of many gangs, entered the neighborhood provider centre at 10am and demanded to survey the station commander.
An strive was as soon as made to disarm a police officer of an R5 rifle which was as soon as within the neighborhood provider centre, but members of the tactical response personnel intervened and successfully pushed the neighborhood out of the station.
Police mentioned the motive for the incident was as soon as now not but known.
“Then again, it is suspected that the incident is related to setting alight of a few houses and autos since Saturday 20 February 2021 up to now, though handiest instances of malicious injury to property, attempted abolish and arson had been opened for investigation,” the police mentioned in an announcement.
Police mentioned the challenge was as soon as now tranquil and investigation into the attack was as soon as below methodology.
Kwena mentioned acts of lawlessness and undermining the authority of the pronounce would per chance well well now not be tolerated.
He mentioned no matter how one was as soon as upset, complaints need to continuously be raised in an acceptable formula and internal the ambit of the law.
Kwena mentioned police will now not hesitate to music down those accountable.