20 June 2010, 12:40
The Independent Complaints Directorate should investigate why the police obeyed ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's orders to control a crowd at its Limpompo conference, the DA said on Sunday.
"In video footage posted online by the Times, Malema orders the police to remove rival delegates from the provincial conference," DA police MP Dianne Kholer Barnard said in a statement.
She accused the police, who removed unruly members of the league during the April conference in Makhado, of breaching the SA Police Service Act.
The Act, she said, stipulated that the police should not undertake political activities, display support for a particular political body, or act to further any party-political interests. - Sapa