Public urged to make written submissions regarding police conduct during #Sadia protest

The little girl, Sadia Sukhraj, who was shot and killed during the botched hijacking.

The Minister of Police is inviting residents to make written submissions or complaints to the Fact-Finding Committee set up to investigate the conduct of Chatsworth police during the protest outside Chatsworth SAPS on May 28.

This comes after allegations that police responded violently when the community gathered in front of the Chatsworth police station in protest of the untimely death of Sadia Sukraj, who was shot and killed during a botched hijacking in Shallcross.

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The gathering was borne out of frustration and the community was seeking answers from senior police officers.

Instead of being provided with answers, the community was met with stun grenades and rubber bullets. Some community members were injured while about 20 people were arrested.

Following a community imbizo held in Chatsworth by the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, whereby the community raised concerns about the heavy-handed actions of the police and the high levels of crime in Bottlebrush, Chatsworth and Shallcross, Cele established the Fact-Finding Committee comprised of members from the Civilian Secretariat for Police (CSPS), the Department of Community Safety and Liaison and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).

ALSO READ: VIDEO: Elderly man tells of ordeal at planned protest outside Chatsworth police station

Written submissions or complaints to the Fact-Finding Committee must be sent to Len John via email at [email protected]

The cut-off date for submissions is September 14, 2018.

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Yoshini Perumal
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