The City of Cape Town will engage with SAPS after officials prevented law enforcement from enforcing the law at Clifton Beach when a sheep was slaughtered on the beach by protestors.
A report by The Sowetan indicates that Cape Town will meet with the police and the Western Cape police ombudsman.
They are set to discuss the conduct of officials who prevented law enforcement from intervening and enforcing a bylaw at Clifton Beach.
This comes after protestors slaughtered a sheep on the beach to get rid of the 'racist spirit' that hangs around the beach.
According to Cape Town's mayor, Dan Plato, senior police officials who were in charge of the situation did not allow the SPCA and the city to prevent the sheep's slaughter.
We will be engaging with the SAPS on this matter, as well as with the Western Cape police ombudsman, as we cannot allow anyone to undermine city bylaws and prevent them from being implemented.
Meanwhile, The South African reported that Nomvula Mokonyane, SA's Environmental Affairs Minister, has shared her view on the matter and cautions against discriminatory practices at South African beaches.
South Africa has just under 3000 km [of] numerous beaches designated for the public’s enjoyment and recreation. Everyone has a right to access these beaches and public amenities, as contained in the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008
No private persons or entities may interfere with the rights of citizens to access and enjoy our beaches and I hope the City of Cape Town will investigate reported incidents and make public findings in this regard.
Mokonyane added that the country belongs to everyone who calls it home and there is no place for exclusive use based on race, gender, or creed.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the ‘My South Africa’, the iconic address made by Prof. Johnathan Jansen which went viral in 2014, has once again taken over South African cyberspace.
The address which tugged at heartstrings of many South Africans in the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks of 2015 has resurfaced after the unfolding of the complex and chaotic Clifton Beach controversy.
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