Cele promises army presence to Cape community

Police Minister Bheki Cele says Cape flats residents can expect the army on the streets this week. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Minister of Police Bheki Cele has told the Philippi community the army will be visible in the area in coming days.

Cele has told residents soldiers are currently undergoing orientation.

“The army is here, they have arrived,” Cele said.

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“It is not the army’s responsibility to do the police’s work. Those in charge of the army are currently busy with orientation.

“The army’s job is not to arrest, but to accompany the police into hotspots and protect them.

“Let’s give the army a bit of time, they will be here in a day or two.”

Cele conducted a walkabout in Philippi on Sunday.


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