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2021/05/06      |  Written By:  Mr M Ngxukumeshe   |   Province:  Western Cape

Police are beginning to have a good grip of dealing decisively with crime in the Western Cape.

This view was shared by the Police Minister Gen Bheki Cele when he was addressing the new members of Lockdown 2 for the stabilization of crime in the province at 35 Squadron in Belhar on Monday 03 May 2021.

Buoyed by the recent arrests of three high flyers, Modack, Morgarn and Cronje said the police were on right track to nail the criminals.

However, he expressed his disappointment, after having learnt that one of the police members from TRT who is also attached to Anti-Gang Unit was among those who have been caught in the web of criminality.

He was quick to urge and warn the members in the parade to stay blue and avoid to be converted into orange uniforms as the latter choice could be detrimentally to their future.

He said in a number of communities in Cape Town were singing praises about the police work, saying they can see the difference through their interventions.

Cele said though there was still more to be done their determination to move swiftly with various interventions to stabilize the province in violent crimes was paying dividends.

Cele had earlier paid a visit to an SAPS member who got injured on duty and lying in Verlegen Hospital in Somerset West.

The injured member who has been identified as Sgt Skippers became a victim of the cash transit heists incident. His condition has been described as normal.  Cele told members to defend themselves when attacked by criminals.