The Krugersdorp residents have gotten the attention of Police Minister Fikile Mbalula, who said he would be dealing with community’s drug and crime problem, as well as with corruption of law enforcement officers.
Eyewitness News reported Mbalula met with the residents of Krugersdorp and Kagiso on Tuesday, following the violent protest, which led to houses and police stations being set of fire.
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Mbalula pointed out how corrupt officials, who vowed to serve and protect South Africans, negatively impacted societies.
"People are complaining about the police I lead. I've put on my shoes and my nice suit, I'm here... to know what the problem is as it's me that has to fix the police."
The police minister said foreigners were welcome in the country, however, if they participated in any illegal activity they would be dealt with.
Briefly.co.za gathered Mbalula said he must chase those criminals, regardless of their nationality, and fix them.
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Krugersdorp residents complained about the police, who they claim were standing by as crime thrived in the community.
Mbalula has since assured them he would taking action by putting measures in place to combat crime.
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