National murder rate over festive season declined by 1.4% - Cele

2020-01-21 18:38

Police Minister Bheki Cele says there is a "massive" drop in the national murder rate during this festive season, compared to the previous year.

Cele on guns: Amended Firearms Control Act cannot allow individuals to own more than one gun

2020-01-14 19:00

The amended Firearms Control Act of 2000 cannot allow individuals to own more than one firearm, Police Minister Bheki Cele says.

Use deadly force to protect yourselves against criminals, Cele tells cops

2019-12-24 12:01

Police Minister Bheki Cele has once again urged police officers to use deadly force to defend themselves against criminals.

Police will have 'zero tolerance approach' to gender-based violence this season

2019-12-22 21:02

Police will have a zero-tolerance approach to gender-based violence this festive season, police minister, Bheki Cele's spokesperson Lirandzu Themba says.

Matakata's appointment welcomed by DA and ANC in Western Cape

2019-12-12 20:26

While they were at odds in the run-up to the appointment of a provincial commissioner for the Western Cape, both the DA and ANC welcomed the appointment of Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata.

All police stations now have rape evidence collection kits, Cele assures MPs

2019-11-14 13:43

All police stations now have sufficient rape evidence collection kits, Police Minister Bheki Cele has assured the National Assembly.

Cele clarifies that Meyiwa murder docket is not missing but with the police

2019-11-07 21:49

The police minister says the statements were not only false, but "reckless and hurtful" to the Meyiwa family and South African public who were looking for justice to be served in the case.

Senzo Meyiwa murder: Bheki Cele says AfriForum just wants to 'embarrass justice system, not solve the case'

2019-11-06 16:14

Police Minister Bheki Cele has spoken out against the AfriForum's move to conduct its own investigation into the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, saying they just want to embarrass the justice system, while police want to solve the case.

Campus attacks: Cele meets with VCs, private security regulator to chart safety plans

2019-10-25 17:21

The police ministry has met with university vice chancellors and the private security regulator in Johannesburg this week to discuss plans to deal with violence on campuses.

Stop turning abused women away from police stations, Bheki Cele tells officers

2019-10-14 16:12

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on the police to stop turning abused women away when they report cases at police stations.


Gun Free SA welcomes withdrawal of court bid to halt national firearm amnesty

2020-01-14 21:48

NGO Gun Free SA has welcomed a National Hunting and Shooting Association decision to withdraw an urgent court application to compel the Minister of Police to stop the 2020 national firearm amnesty.

Tell gangsters to 'stop killing our children' - Cele tells mourners at 5-year-old Lavender Hills boy's funeral

2019-12-28 12:37

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has declared war on gang infested parts of the Western Cape.

Almost 100 shebeens shut down in Limpopo in wake of Cele's festive season visit

2019-12-23 22:18

A festive season operation has netted at least 380 people for liquor-related offences in Limpopo where 98 shebeens have been shut down, according to local police.

Taverns without permits must be shut down within 48 hours - Bheki Cele

2019-12-20 13:40

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called for taverns operating without permits to be shut down within 48 hours.

There will be a new IPID head by March, Cele promises

2019-11-27 16:35

A new executive director for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate will be appointed by March, Police Minister Bheki Cele has told the Portfolio Committee on Police.

Police slam Senzo Meyiwa 'cover-up' report, claim lead investigator is still on the case

2019-11-11 20:08

National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo has slammed a Sunday Independent report on an alleged "cover-up" in the Senzo Meyiwa murder investigation as containing "myriad assumptions, untruths and innuendos".

Where is the Senzo Meyiwa murder docket? Don't ask Police Minister Cele...

2019-11-07 15:05

Police Minister Bheki Cele says he is unsure about the whereabouts of the docket in the Senzo Meyiwa murder case.

Govt reprioritise R1.6bn for GBV, but rape kits remain a problem

2019-10-31 20:25

Government departments managed to reprioritise R1,6bn to combat gender-based violence as opposed to the R1,1bn President Cyril Ramaphosa envisaged when he first announced an emergency response to the scourge, but the provision of rape evidence collection kits at police stations remains a problem.

Cele declares 'war against the selling of fake goods', promises greater vigilance at major ports

2019-10-22 17:52

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the fight against counterfeit goods in South Africa will now include stricter border control, adding that it's no good cracking down on operations in the country when it's clear where the source is.

OPINION: Nathi Mthethwa's moment of reckoning has arrived

2019-10-07 10:11

Nathi Mthethwa, who benefitted handsomely from Zuma's "nine wasted years", may not welcome the prospect of being publicly implicated in corruption. But a defamation lawsuit aginst Naidoo and other potential witnesses is patently absurd, writes Tebogo Khaas.

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