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Stoning: Taxi Drivers Claim Incidents Political

VARANISESE NASILASILA NADI Complaints by taxi drivers that their vehicles were being stoned were raised to Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald yesterday in Lautoka. In response, Commissioner Groenewald said the Fiji
25 Jul 2014 08:47

VARANISESE NASILASILA
NADI

Complaints by taxi drivers that their vehicles were being stoned were raised to Police Commissioner Bernadus Groenewald yesterday in Lautoka.
In response, Commissioner Groenewald said the Fiji Police Force would not tolerate any political intolerance while heading towards the election.
The Commissioner made the statement during his first official visit to the Western Division.
“I think there is a controversy about the fact that motorists have this painting at the back of their window and it seems to me that it is more of a political support issue,” Commissioner Groenewald said.
“It is not an offence in terms of the road traffic act but they are damaging properties and it is a crime.”
Commissioner Groenewald said those caught committing the offence would be taken to task.
“We will charge those people for criminal offence of damaging private property; it is an issue we don’t want to see,” he said.
“We will discuss this issue with the political heads from different parties, we will not tolerate political intolerance; it is very important for us.”
The Commissioner will be addressing the Second Quarter Divisional Parade at the Natabua High School grounds.
Commissioner Groenewald said he wanted to share on what they had achieved during the last quarter. “I want to see what we have achieved during the last quarter and to also see what we did not achieve,” he said.
There will be a quarterly parade and medal presentation today at 2pm at the Natabua High School grounds in Lautoka.
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