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ANC-WC statement: The law must take its course

ANC-WC statement: The law must take its course

10 September 2007

With respect to the arrest of Helen Zille, the ANC is of the view that the law must take its course. The ANC is confident in the ability of the South African Police Services to perform their duties in difficult circumstances.

Provincial Secretary Mcebisi Skwatsha said today: "The ANC believes that the rule of the law cannot be strengthened by breaking the law. There is a fine dividing line between mobilising communities and organisations to work with the SAPS to combat crime, and vigilantism. This is much more so in communities which have a long history of gangsterism, substance abuse and crime.

"Politicians have a special responsibility to ensure that in these volatile situations they stand on the correct side of that fine diving line."

For more information, please contact
Garth Strachan
Mobile: 083 454 6667 or
Sivuyile Mbambato
Mobile: 073897 8519

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