Protest action against illegal mining in West Rand may spark acts of xenophobia
5 August 2022
The South African Police Service (SAPS) must hold those responsible accountable for stoking violence in the West Rand.
The community protest in West Rand has been stoking violence in the area. We demand that the police must investigate what led to one death and those implicated must face the full mighty of law.
The community’s concern around illegal mining in the area is valid, however, it is unacceptable that the protest action has turned violent.
The DA respects our resident's right to protest, but this must be done within the rule of law and should not turn violent.