Police Minister, Bheki Cele is visiting Pienaar, outside Mbombela in Mpumalanga, on Saturday to assess the state of readiness of law enforcement officers amid the local government elections period. Pienaar has been identified as one of the hotspots of violence in the province.
Police Minister Bheki Cele assesses the state of readiness ahead of the LGE in Mpumalanga
Last week, violent protests erupted in Pienaar and surrounding areas for unknown reasons. There’s speculation that the protests were related to the arrest of former Agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi.
He has been charged with two counts of murder and attempted murder. Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has since fired Msibi as MEC. The ANC has also expelled Msibi from the party.
Murder-accused Mpumalanga MEC Mandla Msibi fired: