Limpopo Police officers have been attacked by community members while arresting undocumented foreigners at Greenside extension 44 outside Polokwane in Limpopo.
According to Police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo police were assaulted while vehicles pelted with stones by some community members who managed to release undocumented foreign nationals from police vehicles yesterday.
He says one undocumented foreigner was shot and injured after he allegedly threatened to stab a police officer.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Major General Jaan Scheepers, has strongly condemned the incident that took place at Greenside extension 44 where the police came under attack by community members who managed to release undocumented foreign nationals from the police vehicle.
“Cases of assault on police, malicious damage to property, and other crime have been opened.”
Popcru spokesperson Richard Mamabolo has condemned the attack on police officers.
Mamabolo said the community should work with the police to stop violence instead of aggrevating it.