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Police Minister Bheki Cele
Police Minister Bheki Cele
Deaan Vivier

The DA has renewed its call for Police Minister Bheki Cele's dismissal from Cabinet after it emerged that nearly 9 000 firearms were stolen from the police since April 2011, with only five convictions in connection with these thefts.

A total of 889 private and 8 043 police firearms were stolen since 2011-'12 while under the control of the South African Police Service (SAPS), a response to a parliamentary question by DA MP from the Free State George Michalakis revealed.

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