Lux Mohlauli calls on angry Soweto residents to respect police amid Cele's visit

Tensions ran high outside the home of Kgomotso Diale who was killed at the weekend during a march led by Operation Dudula at the Chicken Farm informal settlement.

Police Minister Bheki Cele at a media briefing on 25 October 2021. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele has addressed Soweto residents following a spate of illegal activity, including recent deadly shootings in the area.

Cele made his second stop at Diale's Pimville home where he was met by Dudula leader Nhlanhla "Lux" Mohlauli and his supporters who were singing slogans outside the gate.

Efforts by police to cordon off the street were met with resistance, especially when one of the officers was accused of pushing broadcast personality Penny Lebyane.

Mohlauli called for calm and for the visibly angry residents to respect the officers who he said they also represented in their activities.

Earlier, Cele was at the Chicken Farm informal settlement where the shooting reportedly occurred.

He is also expected to visit the home of one of the victims from the weekend.