Cape Town – Bonteheuwel ward councillor Angus McKenzie was not impressed with Police Minister Bheki Cele trumpeting yesterday that 1 004 suspects had been arrested for various crimes, including murder, attempted murder, armed robberies and hijackings since July 12.
McKenzie said on social media: "Absolutely worthless information. With a 3% conviction rate, 1 000 (out) of 1 004 are probably already back on our streets."
Cele claimed crime levels in the Western Cape were stabilising amid the deployment of the military around Cape Town and the police were committed to reducing these further.
But McKenzie pointed out that "yet another horrendous weekend of murders across Cape Town has seen 47 lose their lives".
Bonteheuwel remains a beacon of hope on the Cape Flats with yet another murder-free weekend.