SAPS dealing with big fish 'and maybe some sharks' - Cele on Cape Town's extortion ring

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Police Minister Bheki Cele.
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The story: Police Minister Bheki Cele believes they are slowly closing in on the extortion ring that has plagued Cape Town's businesses since last year.

What we heard: "While there were some teething problems in the beginning, the team has taken off and its work so far has been commendable. Investigations are ongoing and we are expecting more arrests to take place. The integrated approach and sharing of resources are owed to these arrests," he said on Thursday.

A closer look: It emerged that a deputy minister's protector and two other police officers were arrested for alleged links to extortion casesAccording to Cele, 105 extortion cases have been opened since January 2020, and 67 cases are still under investigation.

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