Johannesburg - The killing of two protesters by police in Mothutlung in Brits, North West, is an outrage, the Council for the Advancement of the SA Constitution (Casac) said on Tuesday.
Citizens expected lessons would have been learned and remedial action taken after the killing of Andries Tatane in April 2011, the Marikana shootings in August 2012, and the killing of Mido Macio in Daveyton in February 2013, Casac said in a statement.
“So far no one has been held to account for the killings of Tatane, Macio, and the dead of Marikana. The failure to act against the perpetrators of these killings will only serve to undermine respect for the rule of law.”
Residents of Mothutlung, in Brits, started protesting on Sunday afternoon about a water shortage.
The police were called to monitor them after they barricaded a road with burning tyres.