Cele says Western Cape murder rate 'unacceptable'

The Cape Flats - a gangsters paradise. But the police minister, Bheki Cele is trying to change all that. He's announced the deployment of almost two hundred officers to crime hotspots in the Western Cape. The Minister shares more details on this. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The whip is being cracked on violent gangs in the Western Cape.

Police Minister Bheki Cele says close to 200 extra officers have been deployed to hotspots, along with 50 extra vehicles and equipment.

That includes Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Delft and Nyanga.

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Cele says the Western Cape’s high murder rate is simply unacceptable.

In the past week and over the long weekend, 100 people were killed either by stabbing or shooting.

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Cele insists that breaking lockdown rules is a crime in itself.

He also says though he's been criticised for his stance on the alcohol sales bans, they've proven to reduce sexual assaults and other violent crimes.


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