Police minister Bheki Cele has apologised to the Muslim community for the blasphemous remarks during the arrest of worshipers on Saturday for contravening lockdown regulations.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has thanked the SAPS, the SANDF, Provincial Traffic, Metro Police Departments and other law enforcement agencies, for doing fairly well in terms of enforcing the regulations.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says there seems to be a crime syndicate in the Western Cape targeting liquor stores and outlets.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has refuted claims that officers are going easy on cabinet ministers and other officials during the coronavirus lockdown.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, has urged South Africans not to allow the country to slip into the same situation as several Western and European countries – where the coronavirus death rate continues to soar.
Minister of Police Bheki Cele says the Western Cape has reinstated a ban on the sale of cigarettes during the lockdown period.
Police Minister Bheki Cele on Sunday welcomed the general decrease in serious and violent crimes, attributing this to amongst other factors, the prohibition of the sale and movement of liquor since the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.
Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on the communities to respect the lockdown by not selling and buying alcohol.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says the national lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 will be strengthened next week after the payment of social grants is concluded.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele, says his department is investigating 26 cases related to police brutality across the country.