City of JHB deploys 1000 metro cops to deal with xenophobic attacks

By Chanice Jennike - 11 September 2019Views : 957

One thousand metro police officers have been deployed to Johannesburg in a bid to help quell the ongoing xenophobic attacks, the City of Johannesburg confirmed. 

Municipal official Michael Sun said that despite the fact that tensions seemed to have disappeared, officers remained alert.

Sun called for more officers to be deployed to Gauteng. 

"This is not a political issue any more. It’s about the stability of our country," he said. 

Last week, Police Minister Bheki Cele vowed to send more police into affected areas in Gauteng. 

"We need to stop any form of looting by bringing more police."

"We believe that talking to the people, life will be better rather than sending only security to deal with the matter. We need to deal with it both politically, at government level, and speak with the people,” Cele said.