[VIDEOS] Police and govt criticised for not taking action against Nkandla crowds

Police Minister Becky Celle has been called on social media for his apparent failure to take action against Zuma supporters, who are organizing mass rallies in Nkandla.

  • SAPS has been criticized for not stopping the collection of Nkandla, which opposes level 4 blocking rules
  • Jacob Zuma’s supporters hold ongoing demonstrations after he was sentenced to 15 months in prison earlier this week
  • There is currently a clash between police and Zuma supporters near the road leading to Nkandla
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa, the acting health minister, and other cabinet members have said they have not intervened.

Police reportedly blocked the road to Nkandla in an attempt to stop supporters of former President Jacob Zuma.

This comes amid sharp criticism of Police Minister Becky Celle, the government and law enforcement agencies, who have been urged not to stop illegal gatherings.

Hundreds of supporters are holding demonstrations in support of Zuma near his Nkandla mansion in KwaZulu-Natal.

The former president faces jail after ConCourt found him guilty of contempt.

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South Africans on Twitter have criticized Cele, SAPS and other cabinet ministers for failing to take a stand against Nkandla’s meetings, which violate Level 4 blocking rules.

Some doubt why police have acted swiftly on certain blockade violations during the pandemic, such as surfing during the beach ban, but have not arrested Zuma supporters.

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