National police Minister Bheki Cele

Cele: South Africa has a serious illegal firearm problem

Police Minister Bheki Cele said the country has a serious illegal firearm problem, adding, however, that perpetrators use a variety of weapons to commit murder. On Friday, Cele presented the latest crime stats for the third quarter, covering the period between October 2022 and December 2022. The statistics show a[…]

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Cele stresses importance of parents taking responsibility for their children’s discipline

Police Minister Bheki Cele has stressed the importance of parents taking responsibility for their children’s discipline. Cele, joined by his Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale and Deputy State Security Minister, Zizi Kodwa, today hosted a Ministerial Imbizo in Langa, geared at tackling violent crime in Cape Town communities. The Minister stressed[…]

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ISS highlights ‘Silver lining’ in latest crime stats

While the annual crime statistics reveal a substantial increase in violent crimes, including murder and sexual offences, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said there was a “small silver lining” in the latest figures. Police Minister Bheki Cele presented the annual crime statistics for South Africa on Friday for the[…]

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Little Tazne Van Wyk finally laid to rest

Thousands of mourners gathered in Elsies River on Saturday for the funeral service of slain eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk. The Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa in Halt Road was filled to the rafters as family, friends, community members and her classmates, came to say their final goodbyes. Among the[…]

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