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Public attention was galvanised by Safety and Security Deputy Minister Susan Shabangu's statement calling on the police to use maximum force if their lives and the public's are in danger from armed criminals.
It is necessary to comment further on the "controversial" statement meant to restore the dignity of man and protect our democracy. Shabangu, by this act, has not violated any internationally acceptable human rights provisions.
In terms of Section 49.2 of the Criminal Procedure Act, deadly force can be used when "the offence for which the arrest is sought is in progress and is of a forcible and serious nature and involves the use of life-threatening violence or a strong likelihood that it will cause grievous bodily harm".
Minister for Safety and Security Charles Nqakula advocated more than two years ago that the police would no longer tolerate armed criminal acts and would apply "maximum force" to defend them and the people.
Nqakula and Shabangu, being in no doubt that serious intervention is necessary if anarchy is to be prevented, have resolved to act decisively to stop the dangerous drift to disaster.
The instruction to the SAPS is clear - dislodge perpetrators of lawlessness and restore law and order.
Violent crime in South Africa is carried out by cowards championed by psychopathic bosses who exploit them.
These criminals are not interested in South Africans and the freedom our forefathers died for. The SAPS will not allow crime to erode the significant gains that our country enjoys. We are already tough on crime and we will get tougher.
This society says no. Every right-thinking person says no. Our government says no. And we expect the men and women of the SAPS to redouble their efforts to make South Africa safer for its people.
Deputy director: Communication
Ministry for Safety and Security,