Mbeki adds to chorus of condemning Vuwani arson attacks
Former president Thabo Mbeki says the attacks form a part of a larger complex societal problem.
JOHANNESBURG - Former president Thabo Mbeki has added his voice to the condemnation of the burning of schools in Vuwani saying the law needs enforced.
Mbeki was asked whether the supreme law of the land protects children from their rights being infringed on through the arson attacks on education facilities, during a panel discussion in Pretoria today.
He says the attacks form a part of a larger complex societal problem.
"It's illegal to go and burn libraries, trains and all of these infrastructure. The law needs to be enforced."
MORE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR VUWANI ARSON ATTACKS
Limpopo police say 23 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the recent spate of arson attacks in the town of Vuwani.
The police's Malesela Ledwaba said, "Eight more suspects have been arrested meaning that the total number is now 23 suspects arrested in connection with the protests at Vuwani."