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Police don't have the right to kill a child

By unknown | Nov 12, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

YOUR "Cops Shoot Dead Toddler" left us not only frightened, but disgusted yesterday.

Even if the child was carrying seven AK-47s the police did not have the right to kill a child.

Are they so excited by the "shoot to kill" order they got from their bosses?

This answers a question that has been rolling in my mind about police having this cold relationship with the communities they operate in.

They are not there to protect them but to instil fear.

This thanks to National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele and President Jacob Zuma - the men I was so convinced were going to change the country for the better.

Just how many more innocent lives must be lost before they stand up and clarify to these incompetent and illiterate police that they must shoot criminals, not poor women, men and now children?

One thing we need to remind Cele, Zuma and Deputy Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula of is that the so-called police are not innocent angels sent by God.

They are men and women who live and drink in the same pubs as we do.

They are the same people who sometimes have grudges against their neighbours and they also sometimes date married women in the same communities.

Now, if you're sound of mind, why would you give such a person a licence to kill?

I think the communities need to get together and seek out ways to sort these police out.

If we overlook these incidents and get over them as if nothing happened, we will be left with nothing but a few corrupt cops in this country.

Kwandokuhle Ngcobo, Moroka


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