Police Minister Cele and Deputy Minister of Police, Mr. Cassel Mathale were in Cape Town this morning to show support in relation to the multiple murders that occurred on Sunday 8th March 2020. Cape Town suffered a total of seven people to be fatally shot and leaving seven others injured, of the injured, was a six-year-old girl.
The Ministers have “condemned the heinous crime” and while visiting they spoke about how Western Cape’s Operation Lockdown has been showing promising results with thousands of arrests for violent crimes. Minister Cele has also expressed his opinion that the illegal liquor trade is a common denominator of the contact crimes (murder) occurring in the area.
Today the alleged suspect of the recent murder events is due to appear in court, he is a 32-year old male on conviction of murder.
Cele has also urged that the multi-unit teams to continue investigating as there is enough evidence leading to more than one suspect.
“Crime prevention and combatting operations such as “Lockdown” in the Western Cape and “O Kae Molao” in Gauteng, must be intensified and become a way of life. Equally, the approach to the recent safer festive season operations must become a benchmark in the South African Police Service where the same approach is adopted to fight crime throughout the year. There is no excuse for dropping the ball after the festive season. Police are constitutionally mandated to prioritise the safety of all citizens at all times, not only over the Festive Season,” said Minister Cele