Security ministers send message to miners
Say 'our government will not tolerate these acts any further', but give no details
No more illegal gatherings or incitement to violence will be tolerated, says Intelligence Minister Siyabonga Cwele.
“No more incitement to violence would be tolerated,” Cwele told reporters in Pretoria.
Asked how authorities would control crowds without shooting, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa only said: “We will do everything to ensure that peace will prevail”.
Asked if expelled African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema was being accused of incitement to violence, the ministers said, “this statement of government is not directed to any specific individuals”.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said: “We want to bring back public order in those areas so that the economy can continue to run normally.
“They are going to be dealt with very swiftly, without any further delay.
“Our government will not tolerate these acts any further.”