There has been a sharp increase in the number of violent protests across the country and this must be combated‚ State Security Minister David Mahlobo says. He said on Monday that a number of challenges had tested SA’s strength in the past few months. "We need to have full confidence in the inductions of democracy that our Constitution has established and we must have confidence that these matters that are confronting our nation today will be handled and are being handled in a manner that does not seek to destabilise our country." He was speaking at an event at the Institute for Security Studies under the theme Can State Intelligence Help Prevent Violent Protests? The State Security Agency (SSA) was recently tasked with gathering intelligence on those involved in violent protests. Mahlobo‚ who was the main speaker at the event‚ said he respected people’s right to protest‚ however‚ those that did so should not infringe on other people’s rights. "As people‚ we should be critical of our...

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