Tag Archives | Bheki Cele

DA urges SAPS to ensure full accountability against officials who turned away family wanting to report their autistic child missing

This statement follows our visit to the Mamelodi SAPS Station today by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP and Member of Gauteng Legislature, Adriana Randall MPL.  Please find attached soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele. Today the DA visited the Mamelodi Police Station following reports that the police initially refused to…

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Rural safety units would stop the attacks

The DA is alarmed by the six farm attacks which have occurred in the last 72 hours. Attacks on anyone who lives on or visits a farm – have increased once again.  The attacks are carefully planned, and without exception include violence, and frequently torture of the most horrific kinds.  Even children are mercilessly targeted….

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Re-victimisation of two sexually assaulted children at the hands of SAPS necessitates urgent intervention by Minister Cele

Disturbing media reports that two children were sexually assaulted by a South African Police Service (SAPS) forensic investigator reiterate the DA’s call to urgently root out convicted and compromised police members at Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) units. The grade three pupils from AB Xuma Primary in Johannesburg were being interviewed by…

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Minister Cele must repeal Regulation 45 of SAPS Employment Regulation, following revelation of misuse

Police Minister Bheki Cele must urgently repeal Regulation 45(1)(n) of the SAPS Employment Regulations. This follows a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police which revealed that National Police Commissioner (NPC) Khehla Sitole is using this regulation to create his own private office, as his predecessors in the role had also done. It is seriously concerning…

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Minister Bheki Cele’s appointment is a sham

The DA is disappointed by the entirely irrational appointment of Bheki Cele as Police Minister. His tenure as National Police Commissioner was nothing short of shambolic and all indications are that his tenure as Minister will be more of the same. It is a shame that such an irresponsible figure, who famously and recklessly instructed…

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DA condemns Fikile Mbalula’s comments encouraging police brutality and impunity

The DA strongly condemns comments made by Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, at the Pretoria West Police Academy today. Addressing the police’s specialised Tactical Response Team, Mbalula both encouraged police brutality and assured those in attendance that he would help them avoid the repercussions. Mbalula is quoted as saying: “We must squeeze them. When they’ve…

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