- Diepsloot residents vowed to carry on protesting until Police Minister Bheki Cele noticed
- It appears as if the community's wishes have been granted, with the politician responding to their plight
- A special task team will be deployed in order to deal with the situation that sparked the unrest
Police Minister Bheki Cele has answered Diepsloot residents' calls after protests broke out in the region.
Briefly.co.za reported that the community had vowed not to rest until the minister took action, following an increase in crime.
Now, Cele has announced a special task team will be sent to deal with the concerns of the community, with Amaberete stationed in the area, reports eNCA.
This aims to reduce the crimes that prompted residents to take to the street in protest against the undocumented foreign nationals they claim have made the area unsafe.
The situation has also caught the attention of Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who called on the community to help him sniff out anyone in the country illegally.
A community leader had listed the removal of these undocumented foreigners as one of the actions the protestors wanted the government to take.
Motsoaledi claims that there is only one reason why someone would not want to have their papers in order:
“I want to emphasise that most people who are not documented don't want to be documented because they came here to commit a crime. Because those people that come here as migrants fight to get documents. Now the fact that people just remain here and even kill police because they are undocumented is because they don't wanna be seen, they don't wanna be known, they don't want their fingerprints to be captured. Please don't confuse them with migrants."
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