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TMPD condemns attack on members in the east

“The group threw stones, damaging the vehicles then poured petrol onto the officers’ vehicles.”

The Tshwane metro police on Tuesday condemned the violent attacks of its members by “frustrated” Mamelodi residents.

The officers were attacked by a group of people as they entered the area on Monday, to provide safety and security to a service provider.

Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba said this “absurd interference” by community members prevented the officers from giving their best service to the residents of Tshwane.

“The group of people threw stones, damaging the vehicles and breaking the windows, and poured petrol onto the officers’ vehicles,” said Mahamba.

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He said it was later discovered that the attack was a result of community members who were venting their frustrations about the land invasions that took place in the area the previous week.

He said the perpetrators had to be stopped immediately.

“The Tshwane metro police strongly condemn this behaviour by the community members. Attacks on the police cannot be tolerated and the department will deal decisively with those who are responsible for this unlawful encounter.”

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