Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape is becoming more dangerous, and is a hot-spot when it comes to the killing of police officers.
The Police Minister Bheki Cele says areas on the Cape Flats have been completely sealed off during the massive joint operation which is currently under way between the South African National Defence Force and the police.
Community leaders in Westbury have held a closed meeting in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg to try to come up with a way forward, amid the Westbury protests.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has described the country’s murder rate as ‘scary’. Cele, who took over as minister from Fikile Mbalula in February this year, says police have to work to bring down the number of murders.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says drone policing will begin in the near future. The Minister has disputed that a number of officers might lose their jobs because of the implementation of drones to enhance policing.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has disputed claims that a number of police members might lose their jobs. This follows the announcement by National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole that there will be a considerable reduction of the police force after the adoption of drone policing.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has assured Leonard Modise, the son of the late Glayton Modise of the International Pentecost Holiness Church (IPHC) that there will be an improved working relationship between the police and the church.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says the officers involved in the forceful evictions that took place in Khayelitsha will be dealt with as their conduct during the operation was unacceptable. Cele has visited the area to meet with the community and Bulelani Qhalani, the man who was evicted with no clothes on while his shack was being broken down.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says more than 207 000 people have been arrested for contravening lockdown regulations.