Six people arrested for being alleged instigators of recent riots

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Six people have so far been arrested allegedly for being the instigators of the recent riots, which saw vandalism and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says three people were arrested earlier and have been remanded in police custody while awaiting their bail applications.

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She says the suspects mainly face charges of incitement to commit public violence among others.

Ntshavheni says more arrests are expected soon.

“So we’ve got six arrests of the key instigators, and of those arrested, three had already appeared, but were remanded in police custody, for bail hearings later in the week. We understand that they may make an appearance tomorrow, the police will update us on that. And one of those who have been arrested, now has been given bail and the details of these cases will be provided later.”

Earlier today, Police Minister Bheki Cele gave the assurance that an alleged ring leader of the violence and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal will be arrested.

Cele said they are determined to ensure that all those who are behind the criminal acts are brought to book.

More than 200 people have been killed in the week of violence and looting that followed the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma.