Prime Minister (PM) James Marape has reassured Parliament that those who were involved in causing the Black Wednesday riots on 10th January, will be identified and dealt with accordingly through the Commission of Inquiry (COI).
Marape said again that the incident was unfortunate when police stopped work for 10 hours, leading to the riots and looting and destructions of shops and warehouses resulting in a total of K480 million worth of losses.
He said apart from the COI run by a judge, the police is also conducting a criminal investigation into what had happened.
“The first stage of investigation is complete and I will make a statement on it on Wednesday,” said Marape.
“I want to give commitment that we will not allow ill- discipline in our forces.”
PM said the COI into the police and even the Defence Force and Correctional Service, of which few of their members were involved in the protest that led to the riots, will find the root cause and who was involved.
“We will not be taking this lightly,” said the prime minister.