Mabuza condemns xenophobic violence

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President David Mabuza has blasted police intelligence for failing to prevent xenophobic attacks.

The violent incidents have been condemned by the government.

Mabuza condemned recent xenophobic violence but wants to know why police crime intelligence did not act sooner.

Mabuza says the motive behind the latest violence is still unknown.

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The deputy president also told MPs that police will be instructed to prevent land grabs as the government continues to finalise a land reform policy. 

Mabuza was answering questions from MPs in the National Assembly.


Mabuza also said President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon make an announcement on much-anticipated lifestyle audits for senior government officials.

Ramaphosa leaves for China on a state visit, meaning Mabuza will be acting president until his return.