National Shutdown: Whopping 24 300 Tyres Confiscated

Police minister Bheki Cele said more than 24 300 tyres had been confiscated so far by police, security companies, and community members.

CELE SAID 57 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SO FAR

These tires were put purposefully for criminal activity. In addition to a few in other provinces, 6000 were confiscated in the Western Cape, 4500 in the Free State, 3600 in Gauteng, 1513 in the Eastern Cape, and 4500 in the Free State.

Cele briefed the media in the early hours of Monday. Cele added that 57 people had been detained nationwide so far during the National Shutdown, which began last night.

‘MINIMUM FORCE WAS USED BY THE POLICE IN BRAAMFONTEIN’

Cele confirmed that there were clashes between police and protesting students in Braamfontein.

According to Cele, the minimum force was used by the police. He said stun grenades were used to control the protesters. Cele added that no rubber bullets were used.

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