Police Minister Bheki Cele says areas such as eThekwini and Plessislaer in KwaZulu-Natal have been identified as hotspots of politically motivated killings that will require additional police deployment during the Local Government Elections.
Cele was speaking during a visit to the family of the slain Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) ward candidate in the Umsunduzi Municipality, Thulani Shangase.
The Shangase was shot in Plessislaer on his way back from an EFF election campaign meeting in Dambuza at the weekend.
Cele says the provincial Police Commissioner will deploy adequate additional officers to the key areas.
He says, “Yes, there are areas where there will have to be extra personnel. eThekwini is one problematic area, here is another, mid-Illovo, Kwadukuza, King Chetshwayo and as you go to Nongoma, but the provincial commissioner will know exactly what’s the story.”
In the video below, Cele briefs the media:
Last week, Cele visited the family of the late African National Congress (ANC) Ward candidate in Kwazulu-Natal, Siyabonga Mkhize.
He was killed in a drive-by shooting during an ANC meeting to elect a ward candidate.
Cele addressed members of the community and assured them that the culprits will be arrested:
Last month, Police Minister, Bheki Cele and Gauteng Premier David_Makhura visited the family of the late Mabopane Ward 22 councillor, Tshepo Motaung, who was gunned down.
Cele says the police are hot on the heels of those who allegedly pulled the trigger that claimed the life of Motaung.
[EARLIER] Minister Cele told journalists gathered outside the home of slain Tshwane ward councillor Tshepo Motaung, that ALL crimes, politically motivated or nor will be dealt with by the @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/VetmVH3b6U
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) September 28, 2021