Robinson Nqola
1 minute read
18 Apr 2018
3:23 pm

Land grabs, riots ‘memo’ baffles police

Robinson Nqola

Police are currently investigating the source of the memorandum as it was not sent by the SAPS.

A purported memorandum with a police logo has been circulating on social media warning of impending “land grabs and riots” in Pretoria and other major cities, Pretoria East Rekord reports.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said authorities have been getting inquiries about the memo.

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“We are not aware of this letter circulating around social media. We cannot confirm its authenticity, but we are looking into it,” he said.

The “intelligence”, which appears to be directed at police and dated 17 April, said that there would be land grabs and riots from today.

The fake memorandum currently circulating on social media. Photo: Supplied

“Main focus of this terror will be in Johannesburg, Pretoria and the rest of the country.

“Many highways and roads will be blocked off, so make sure you have the basics at home and that you are well prepared,” the purported intelligence claimed.

The memo said the riots would continue until next Wednesday.

In the memo, police are cautioning the public “not to take law in your own hands”.

“These groups want retaliation and war, please do not give it to them.”

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