Cele: blue light abusers will face the law

2009-08-08 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The notorious blue light brigades generally act within the law, but if they do transgress, they will pay.

Replying to questions from MPs about the policy on this matter, national Police Commissioner Bheki Cele this week drew a comparison between people who drink too much simply because they’re allowed to, and those who have a drink just because they enjoy it. People are allowed to drink, and many drink in moderation. Others drink to get drunk, and while legal, it isn’t desirable.

“That is how it is with VIP convoys. Police may use the blue lights as they are entitled to. But they should do so in greater moderation,” he said.

As for incidents in which members of the public have been forced off the road or have had shots fired at them, Cele said the law would take its course.

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