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Media Invitation: Police Ministry visits Gqeberha following outbreaks of violence


Media Invite from the Office of the Minister of Police

EASTERN CAPE - Police Minister General Bheki Cele and Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale, will today, visit Gqeberha following violence and wanton destruction of property.

On Wednesday 13 October 2021, violence broke out in Durban Road in Korsten, following a motor vehicle accident between a taxi and a sedan believed to belong to a local businessman.

Police investigations show the single incident led to the torching of several vehicles and property.

According to police reports, alleged retaliation between the local businessmen and taxi drivers ensued resulted in 8 taxis being set alight, two taxis were damaged and a civilian vehicle was also set alight.  No injuries were reported.

The Police Ministry and senior South African Police Service officials will travel to the area and receive a full report from the provincial SAPS management on this incident as well as the spate of murders that have taken place in the Walmer Township over the weekend.

Members of the media are advised that a walkabout to the affected area will be conducted.

Date: 14 October 2021
Time: 11:00
Venue: Korsten Taxi Rank


Lirandzu Themba (Police Ministry Spokesperson)
082 604 9080;
Colonel Priscilla Naidu (SAPS EC)
071 362 8726