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CAPE TOWN: POLICE MINISTER URGED POLICE COMMANDERS TO GIVE EQUAL TREATMENT TO CAPE TOWN CITIZENS
2021/02/05      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Police Minister Bheki Cele has strongly appealed to all the police station and unit commanders in Cape Town Metro to provide equal policing to all the citizens without looking at the face, status or demographic of them.

Cele was addressing the commanders during the parade at 35 Squadron in Belhar on Wednesday 03 February 2021, where he told commanders he was not pleased on how the police have handled matters of policing.

He said there was an urgent need for the police to go and read the constitution of the country over and over again until they know what was required of them. Cele said his office was inundated with a lot questions from far and wide about the way the police have treated people, during incidents that occurred in Bellville and Muizenburg.

In Bellville the police have clashed with Sassa grants recipients dispersing them with Police water cannon, whilst in Muizenburg beach-goers who broke the regulations of the lockdown were spared of any action against them by the police.

Cele said he wanted answers in all these incidents as it was not god for the police image to seen as if they had a preferential treatment when doing their job.

  He said the matters would be investigated and he was looking forward for a speed report over the matter.