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Minority Front calls for investigation into Phoenix deaths – SABC News

Minority Front chief Shameen Thakur Rajbansi says intensive investigations should be carried out into the deaths that occurred in Phoenix, north of Durban, throughout final week’s unrest.

Twenty individuals lost their lives within the space following the widespread looting and destruction of property. The incidents additionally led to a flare-up of racial tensions.

Rajbansi says the causes of the deaths should be probed.



“ It was from both communities. We are getting a lot of reports. Those are still coming in and the police are also investigating how many of those were maybe murders, how many of those were people caught in a crossfire. How many of those resulted just from stampedes in the looting. So, the causes are various. We lost lives in all communities.”

Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the world following the deaths: 

Rajbansi has additionally appealed to members of the group to chorus from posting movies and voice notes on social media that incite violence and trigger panic. She says these messages ought to quite be forwarded to the police for additional investigations.

“These videos are very violent; the audio clips are very threatening. People are simply sending it just to about everybody thinking that they need to make people aware of it and they need to react. The correct reaction should be to actually forward these to the police and not to other people. Because there is a lot of fake news currently going around. People just need to identify these and report these.”

 


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