Speaking at a media briefing on Sunday, ANC Secretary General, Ace Magashule says the NEC reflected on the developments in Ngcobo.
“The ANC would like to send our condolences to the families of the officers. The ANC would like to commend SAPS for their speedy response to this heinous crime – and calls on the community to work with law enforcement agencies to return normality and law and order to that community.”
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances under which the seven suspects, linked to the murder of five police officers and a retired soldier, were killed by police in a gun battle at a church on Friday evening.
Ten people were arrested at the church, while the search for suspects that escaped continues.
Meanwhile, Parliament has described comments by CRL Rights Commission chair, Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xaluva about the events at Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape as “unfortunate”.
The Commission has said over the weekend it hoped parliament would now fast-track the regulation of the religious sector after the killing allegedly by members of the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry.
The Commission had warned that the Mancoba Seven Angels Church was a cult and a ticking time bomb.
Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo says the CRL comments demonstrate poor understanding of the constitutional mandate of Parliament.
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