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Bheki Cele
Cele concerned about possible revenge attacks after Jabulani hostel shooting
9 June 2020, 6:11 PM

Police Minister Bheki Cele is concerned about possible revenge attacks following a mass shooting that took place in Jabulani Hostel on Monday night. Cele visited the area where the incident took place and spoke to members of the community.

The motive behind the shooting that killed 6 people and injured one other person is still unknown.

“Shock and horror still reign supreme as no one can make sense of the killing nor did anyone expect such a tragedy.
On his visit to the area, Police Minister Bheki Cele paid his respects and appealed to the community for assistance with finding the suspects,” says a nephew of one of the deceased.

The seventh victim of the shooting is in hospital. A search for at least three suspects involved is continuing as police probe the massacre.

Minister Cele visited the area and spoke to community members:

Killing of a heavily pregnant Tshegofatso Pule

Meanwhile, the Police Minister condemned the killing of a heavily pregnant Tshegofatso Pule. Her story sent shockwaves around the country on Tuesday. Her remains were found hanging from a tree in an open veld on Monday, according to the Gauteng Department of Social Development.

It’s understood Pule’s body was found by a community member in the veld in Durban Deep in Roodepoort.

In the video below, friends pay tribute to Pule:

Arrest
KZN woman arrested over perjury
9 June 2020, 4:20 PM

KwaZulu-Natal police have arrested a 24-year-old woman who lied that she had been kidnapped and raped.

KwaZulu-Natal police Spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says the suspect’s grandmother opened a case of kidnapping last month. However, Gwala says upon further investigation, police decided to charge the suspect for perjury and defeating the ends of justice.

“Since the case was opened an investigation was conducted and on the 5th of June the victim was found in the bushes by a member of her community and her hands were tied and a cloth put in her mouth. And was immediately rushed to hospital and a statement was obtained by the team of detectives and it was established the suspect lied under oath and she was then placed under arrest.”

How to report a rape case:

Victims of sexual assault are urged to report the abuse within 72 hours in order to receive medication that prevents the infection of HIV/AIDS.

Below are some steps that one can take after been sexually assaulted:

Cuban doctors
Cuban doctors deployed in S Africa to cost taxpayers R239 million
9 June 2020, 2:49 PM

The salaries of the Cuban health workers deployed in South Africa to help in the fight against COVID-19 are estimated to cost taxpayers about R239 million over the duration of their stay.

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, revealed this in his written reply into a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance (DA) Member of Parliament, Siviwe Gwarube.

According to Mkhize, R6 million of this amount is for accommodation, and that does not include the costs of provinces of Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

The 187 Cuban healthcare workers include, among other nurses, epidemiologists, family physicians and health technologists.

The Minister says they will assist the country in areas where South Africa is unable to produce enough medical capacity.

He added that the estimated costs are informed by the appointment levels of the Cuban Health Brigade as determined by their registration category, which took into consideration years of experience amongst other things.

Department of Health’s Acting Director-General, Dr Anban Pillay, clarifies the deployment of Cuban doctors in the video below:

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Gun
Two eThekwini metro police officers killed in the line of duty
9 June 2020, 1:58 PM

Two eThekwini metro police officers have been killed in an alleged ambush attack in Mpumalanga, west of Durban. It is believed that the vehicle they were travelling in was found with multiple gunshot marks.

eThekwini metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersad says the motive for the attack is not yet known.

Sewpersad says the officers were in a private vehicle on their way to work at the Durban Beachfront when the incident occurred.

“The Durban Metro police released a call on shooting in Mpumalanga, Hammersdale area in KZN. On arrival they found two metro policemen in a silver Kia Rio. They were in full uniform and they were deceased. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this stage the SAPS, and the Hawks are investigating.”

KZN Hawks are investigating the killing: 

‘Killing of police officers an attack on the country’

Early this year, Police Minister Bheki Cele said the killing of police members is an attack on the country. He was speaking at a funeral service of a Free State police officer Galeshewe Poonyane, who died in the line of duty.

He was shot and killed and his female colleague wounded when they intercepted a suspicious vehicle near Orkney in North West.

In the video below Cele slams attacks on police officers:

VIDEO: ANC Alliance partners launch anti-racism initiative
5 June 2020, 6:52 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) and its Alliance partners launch an anti-racism initiative. The initiative is led by the ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Live stream:

The launch comes amid international uproar and protests over the death of a black American man George Floyd in police custody after being severely assaulted by a white police officer in a video that went viral on social media.

However, the ruling party has received a backslash for its perceived silence following the death of Collins Khosa, a man from Alexandra township. Collins died after being brutally assaulted by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members in his yard.

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