Cyril Ramaphosa commends cops’ arrests but warns against hastiness

Cyril Ramaphosa commends cops’ arrests but warns against hastiness

President Cyril Ramaphosa commended police for the their work in investigating the political killings in KwaZulu-Natal however has warned them not to make any hasty arrests during a campaign trail in KwaMashu township, north of Durban.

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According to SABCNews, the national prosecuting authority (NPA) provisionally drew charges against the ANC's Harry Gwala, district mayor Muleki Ndobe, uMzimkhulu municipal manager, Zweliphansi Skhosana, citing insufficient evidence last week. Ndobe spent 8 days in police custody.

Due to that incident, Ramaphosa spoke out and urged police to only make an arrest when they have evidence. He also explained that the task team should continue doing its work without any political interference.

"A lot of people have died here in KwaZulu-Natal in political attacks. We've established a committee to investigate since a lot of people have been arrested, others have been sentenced so we can see there are results showing," said Ramaphosa.

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He added that the law should take its course, but when police do their job, he wants them to be absolutely certain and not arrest people without proper evidence.

At the meeting in KwaMashu, Ramaphosa said the ANC-led government has made great strides since the dawn of democracy in the country.

He stressed that today the elederly pension is R1600 a month and the pensioners are happy with that and that 17.5 million people are getting social grants, thanks to the ANC.

“Today, elderly pension is R1 600 every month. And they are happy with that. Today 17.5 million are getting social grants and we must applaud the ANC for that it cares about people. We have built 4.3 million. We are now saying once your child turns three years old he or she must start pre-school education.”

Meanwhile the ANC'S provincial chairperson, Sihle Zikalala, was concerned about the manner in which party members conduct themselves during court appearances of fellow members accused of serious cases.

Ramaphosa is set to continue his campaign trail in the province today.

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