Media release

Government condemns violent protests in Mamelodi and Atterigdeville

21 June 2016

21 June 2016

Government condemns in the strongest terms the outbreak of violence and destruction of property which has occurred in areas in the City of Tshwane. Government appeals for calm in all areas around the City of Tshwane and the peaceful resolution of differences.

Acting Director-General of GCIS, Donald Liphoko said: “There can be no issue which cannot be resolved through democratic processes and dialogue. Members of the public are encouraged to use channels available to raise their concerns.

Violence, damage to property and infringing on others rights and free movement will not be tolerated by law enforcement agencies. Perpetrators will face the full might of the law.

“Whilst all South Africans have the constitutional right to protest, government reiterates its condemnation against any form of violence and intimidation during protests and encourages continued dialogue to resolve differences”, said Liphoko.

Donald Liphoko (Acting Director-General)
Cell: 082 901 0766

Issued by Government Communication and Information System

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