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Cele, Saps meet over BRT shootings

2010-05-04 18:04

Johannesburg - No stone will be left unturned to arrest the "thugs" involved in ongoing attacks on the government's Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit system, police commissioner General Bheki Cele said on Tuesday.

"Criminals have declared a campaign against the people of Soweto and for this we will not retreat," Cele said during a Gauteng police management meeting in Soweto.

His visit was a result of attacks on the recently introduced BRT buses in which a number of people have been killed since September.

The most recent attacks claimed the lives of two people on Friday.

"(SA Police Service) members will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the suspects. Police will respond quickly and decisively in serving and protecting fellow communities.

"South Africans cannot be ruled by thugs and we have re-committed ourselves to squeeze the space for criminals to zero," said Cele.

He also told the meeting police visibility would be stepped up in Soweto.