Western Cape's weekend murders down, but concern grows over army's effectiveness

2019-08-19 16:27

The number of weekend murders in the Western Cape has decreased slightly - from the 47 committed last weekend to 34 in the metro region this past weekend.

Cele has no plans to introduce bill for provincial police unit

2019-08-02 19:05

Police Minister Bheki Cele has no plans to accede to the DA's demands that he introduce legislation to allow for provincial police services, a Parliamentary reply reveals.

Western Cape police boss Khombinkosi Jula reposted to KwaZulu-Natal

2019-07-29 07:43

Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Elvis Jula will leave the province to take the helm in KwaZulu-Natal from August 1, national commissioner General Khehla John Sitole has announced.

Western Cape govt mulling court action over control of SAPS in province

2019-07-18 16:22

The Western Cape government is considering court action against Police Minister Bheki Cele in its battle to get extra police officers for the province, Premier Alan Winde says.

WATCH | Residents beg Cele to deploy more cops to crime-ridden Philippi: 'I was almost robbed of my duvet from my bed'

2019-07-14 20:50

Residents of the Cape Town suburb of Philippi East have begged Police Minister Bheki Cele to deploy more officers to patrol the crime-ridden area. Watch.

Troops will be deployed 'in about two days' - Cele to Philippi East residents

2019-07-14 12:33

Minister of Police Bheki Cele conducted a walkabout through the streets of Philippi East in Cape Town where he engaged with residents, telling them that the army would be deployed in the next coming days after troops have completed orientation.

EXPLAINED: The army will be deployed in Cape Town. Here are the pros and cons

2019-07-12 09:04

Police Minister Bheki Cele announced the army will be deployed to combat crime on the gang-ridden Cape Flats in Cape Town. Under what circumstances is it allowed and what are the risks? Dr Johan Burger, senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies, explains.

Go in, arrest those gangsters: W Cape premier on military move

2019-07-11 23:15

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has welcomed Police Minister Bheki Cele's announcement that the military will be helping the police crack down on gang and crime hot spots in the province.

Ramaphosa gives green light for army to go into Cape's gang-infested areas

2019-07-11 20:17

The South African National Defence Force will join an operation to clamp down on Cape Town's gang infested areas on Friday, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Thursday evening.

'I will bring in soldiers if necessary', Cele tells Cape Town community who wants bad cops booted out

2019-07-09 15:14

The community of Philippi East is demanding that Minister of Police Bheki Cele deploys more police to the area.


No need for army in Port Elizabeth gang areas, says Cele

2019-08-09 11:12

Police in the gang infested northern areas of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape are equal to the task of crime prevention and there is no need to deploy the army.

Senzo Meyiwa murder: Cele claims 'good progress' made, but short on details

2019-07-30 19:30

"There is good progress in the case." This was as much as Police Minister Bheki Cele was willing to divulge nearly five years after the murder of Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa.

Murdered Delft cop was committed to his badge - colleagues

2019-07-23 06:00

Murdered policeman Constable Songezo Khetiwe was committed to the badge and people he served, but was "taken out" after only three years in the service.

43 killed in another bloody weekend in Cape Town

2019-07-15 15:33

Another bloody weekend in Cape Town saw 43 people being murdered, Premier Alan Winde has confirmed.

Cele vows to clamp down on rotten cops as 5 officers are arrested in Cape Town operation

2019-07-14 18:57

Five officers have been arrested during special operations in crime-ridden areas of Cape Town, Police Minister Bheki Cele says.

SANDF says Cele gave too much away - report

2019-07-13 21:30

"We can't make every movement known," SANDF spokesperson Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi told Netwerk24.

Cele, Sitole brief officers before start of Cape Flats anti-gang operation

2019-07-12 09:01

Police Minister Bheki Cele has briefed dozens of officers ahead of their deployment into Philippi East and surrounding areas.

15 arrested in Cape Town anti-crime swoop

2019-07-11 22:27

Fifteen people were arrested in a predawn swoop in Cape Town, hours before the SANDF is expected to join anti-gang operations.

News Analysis | SAPS wars: Battle for Cape Town's police chief post intensifies in midst of turmoil

2019-07-11 06:41

Major General Andre Lincoln is a contender to take over as Western Cape police chief. He currently leads the unit tackling gangsterism, but Lincoln's complicated history could see him ruled out for the top job.

Bheki Cele adamant cops are not losing the war on crime in the Western Cape

2019-07-08 21:03

Police Minister Bheki Cele is adamant the ministry is not losing the fight against crime as Philippi East residents in Cape Town try to make sense of a bloody weekend that saw 11 people being shot and killed in separate incidents.

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