The Democratic Alliance has welcomed Parliament’s Police Committee’s decision to convene an urgent meeting to discuss the widespread violence and looting in some areas of KwaZulu-Natal(KZN) and Gauteng.

The meeting is scheduled to take place this morning. DA MP on Police, Andrew Whitfield says this will give the committee a chance to get to the bottom of the failures of policing and intelligence.

“The DA believes this has been a complete failure of crime intelligence and pre-emptive policing to what was an obvious outcome of jailing former President Jacob Zuma.”

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to conduct an oversight visit to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Friday.

This is after the violent civil unrest and looting in the province this past week.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa visits KwaZulu-Natal to assess the impact of recent public violence:

More than 91 people have been killed and over 1400 arrested in the violent mayhem.

Ramaphosa is expected to assess the impact of recent public violence and the deployment of security forces. The President is expected to engage with the provincial government, security forces, organised business, interfaith leaders and political parties.