The LPM is the latest to condemn the killing of Elleste Plaatjie allegedly by two police officers. 

Plaatjie succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was allegedly beaten by Nampol members attached to the Special Reserve Force at Keetmanshoop.  

Addressing a media conference at Keetmanshoop, LPM leader Bernardus Swartbooi urged the public at large to speak out against what he termed as police brutality. 

 Swartbooi called on residents to not be silent but speak up so that those responsible be held accountable and sent to prison.  He also questioned the type of training that law enforcement agents receive saying they are supposed to be officers of the peace.

Swartbooi further added that his party will be lodging a debate on the issue of police brutality to help speed up the case of Plaatjie and warned that the unbecoming behavior of some members of the police, if not stopped may lead to public revolt.

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