Bheki Cele Cape Town

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Bheki Cele launches Safer Festive Season campaign in Cape Town

Bheki Cele has led Cape Town police services and private securities to launch the Safer Festive Season and Country in Blue campaign.

Bheki Cele Cape Town

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South African Police Minister Bheki Cele has launched the Safer Festive Season campaign in the violent crime-ridden Khayelitsha in Cape Town. The event was held at the Khayelitsha Stadium on Saturday 23 October.


A sum of 155 new police vehicles were unveiled for 16 clusters in the area, as well as a key mobile police station Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

“SAPS Western Cape launched the Provincial Safer Festive Season and Country in Blue in Khayelitsha on Saturday with much fanfare. The integrated law enforcement agencies comprising the various SAPS units, City of Cape Town’s law enforcement unit, Metro Police and Traffic Services showcased their respective competencies,” Brigadier Novela Potelwa said.

“A total of 155 new vehicles were handed over to the 16 clusters. A mobile police station for Makhaza policing precinct was unveiled at the event.”

The event was supported by various law and high government authorities including the Western Cape’s Community Safety MEC, SAPS Deputy National Commissioner for Policing and Operations, and the Provincial Commissioner Lt General Masemola.

Other relevant bodies that honoured the event included the Business Against Crime, the National Prosecuting Authority, the Department of Correctional Services, and the Khayelitsha Development Forum.


In our related news on the minister’s presence in Cape Town, Cele revealed the Western Cape is the most-supported region as far as policing is concerned.

The statesmen said a report study encouraged SAPS to draw up intelligence wings such as the Anti-Gang Unit(AGU). The additional anti-crime projects further include the Special operations like Operation Thunder and Operation Lockdown as well as task teams investigating extortion and taxi violence.

“Many of these interventions are unique to this province and are producing results, communities can agree that life may not be perfect but it’s certainly improving since they were established,” Cele said.

Out of all the provinces, the province of the Western Cape is the most resourced over and above the allocated provincial budget

Meanwhile, in Soweto, two policemen were savagely killed at the Jabulani Hostel. The report says the cops were shot dead in what was a brutal disarming of their service guns. One officer died on the scene, while his companion later lost his life as he arrived at the hospital for treatment.

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