'Cop murders, attacks on police stations amount to high treason'

This is how Parliament's police committee has reacted to the recent murder of a South African Police Service member in Bloemfontein.

South African Police Services member parade outside the Gauteng Legislature Building in Johannesburg CBD before the State of the Provincial Address on 26 February 2018.  Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The killing of law enforcement officers and attacks on police stations amount to high treason.

This is how Parliament's police committee has reacted to the recent murder of a South African Police Service member in Bloemfontein and the torching of a satellite police station in the Hermanus area.

Violent protests have hit the Overberg town in recent days following a failed land invasion.

Meanwhile, it remains tense in Hermanus.

Local journalist De Waal Steyn said: “The high school and primary school have closed for the term. The Hermanus CBD is like a ghost town, with many businesses not opening their doors because they have no staff.”