Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
22 Jul 2021
5:05 am

Protest update: Lamola promises quick processing of looters

Brian Sokutu

Government, he said, established an integrated task team on the management of unrest and related cases.

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

Despite a limited staff complement, overcrowding in police cells and challenges in transporting detainees, Justice andCorrectional Services Minister Ronald Lamola yesterday promised quick processing of those arrested for violence and looting over the past two weeks. Briefing the parliamentary portfolio committee on justice and correctional services, Lamola warned that violent acts ofburning national key installations fell within the parameters of the Protection of Constitutional Democracy Against Terrorist And Related Activities Act. This included disruptions of economic activities and the blockading of national roads – leading to disruptions of key supplies, with dire consequences for thousands of people. https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/2577967/15-arrested-for-murder-amid-racial-tensions-in-kwazulu-natal/ Conceding that...