Cabinet condemns killing of police officers

Cabinet has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the five police officers and a former soldier who were brutally murdered in an attack on the Ngcobo police station in the Eastern Cape.

Cabinet strongly condemns any senseless killing of our servicemen and women. The loss of one police officer, soldier or any other person who serves to protect society and our people is unacceptable.

Cabinet has committed, through the Minister of Police, to do whatever possible to capacitate our police stations to prevent such attacks in the future, said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on Thursday.

The Minister was addressing a post Cabinet briefing in Cape Town.

She impressed upon society to work together with authorities to safeguard children.

Cabinet further appeals to parents and society at large to ensure children are kept safe at all times and to partner with law-enforcement agencies to protect the rights of our children. Any form of abuse against a child must be exposed and reported immediately. By working together, we can keep our communities safe and ensure that criminal elements have no place to hide.

With regard to the allegations that children at the Seven Angels Ministry were not allowed to go to school, Minister Mokonyane said any form of abuse against a child must be exposed and reported immediately. The establishment is where seven suspects, linked to the police massacre, were killed in a gun battle with the police.

Source: South African Government News Agency