DA calls for probe on police power abuse

In a press release sent to Kwêvoël on Tuesday, 4 November the DA said that they will be laying a criminal charges with IPID against politically motivated police who forcefully removed municipal officials at the Mogalakwena Municipality Monday 3 November.
In their oversight visit this morning, the DA’s efforts to gain answers from Col Mogwaneng to explain whether the correct procedures were followed and who instructed the raid, were fruitless.
The aggressive police officials vandalised offices and loaded administrative materials to the regional ANC headquarters, raising more unanswered questions.
Due to this illegal motivation of the police, the platinum town is failing to provide services to the people in the area.
We are condemning the political interference in the municipality and lack of political will to resolve the Mogalakwena Municipality problems and the total shut down of services in the municipality.
It is high time that ANC put aside its greed to retain power in the municipality and ensure that the people of Mogalakwena are given their constitutional right to proper service delivery.
ANC ‘s political squabbles should be fought at Lethuli House and not on the premises of the municipality.
This follows the firing of 22 ANC councillors by the ANC after siding with opposition parties, including the DA, about a request from the DA for a forensic audit into the financial status of the Mogalakwena Municipality.