Call for Police Minister Bheki Cele to be fired

Advocacy group Action Society is calling for the immediate dismissal of Police Minister Bheki Cele, accusing him of, among other things, a lack of interest in solving the DNA backlog crisis. Action Society spokesperson Dr Rineé Pretorius said Cele has failed to serve...

Bheki Cele says SAPS budget faces R2.5 billion cut

Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday said his department’s expenditure in the medium term would decrease from R99.6 billion in 2020-21 to R97.1 billion in 2023-24. Tabling his budget vote in the National Assembly, Cele said the compensation of employees accounted for 78%...

SAPS deploys 200 officers to Cape Town crime hotspots

Police Minister General Bheki Cele has welcomed the deployment of 200 police officers to the Western Cape as force multipliers in violence-laden hotspots across Cape Town. The officers were seconded from the national South African Police Service. Addressing the parade...

Police clamp down on Cape Town extortion rackets

A Police Ministry intervention to curb extortion rackets in Cape Town has recorded significant progress in clamping down on the crime. The intervention by Police Minister Bheki Cele came after communities in the metropole in September last year raised the alarm around...
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