Probe into unrest instigators ’will affect anyone who's implicated’, says Ntshavheni

Probe into unrest instigators ’will affect anyone who's implicated’, says Ntshavheni

Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has assured South Africans that investigations into the instigators of the recent unrest will affect anyone who is implicated.

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In a media briefing on Thursday, Ntshavheni said at this stage, six people have been arrested for instigating violence and looting and have all appeared in court.

The unrest death toll is at 354.

She was asked by journalists whether former President Jacob Zuma's children would be investigated for instigating violence.

This comes after several tweets by Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla celebrating and encouraging the #FreeJacobZuma protests.

Many on Twitter reported her tweets with the aim of getting her account blocked. 

"Let me deal with the question of whether the Zuma children will be investigated, we have indicated that the investigations will affect anybody and everyone. This is irrespective of whose child they are, which position occupy, which organisation they belong to or whether they are a celebrity,

"If they are implicated, they will be investigated they will be investigated, arrested, and prosecuted. There is equality before the low, there is no holy cows in this country," said Ntshavheni

The ANC announced last week that Zuma-Sambudla was one of five ANC members who will have to explain her tweets to the party. 

“She is a member of the ANC and equal to every other member of the ANC. She will have to explain what her tweets mean, “We are very concerned about Duduzile,” said deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. 

Her twin brother, Duduzane released a video during the unrest informing people that they must protest and loot carefully and responsibly,"

He has since denied that he was instigating violence and stated that his video was taken out of context. 


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