Holidaymakers and beachgoers who descended on the city’s beaches for New Year’s Day celebrations yesterday got a surprise visit from Cele and provincial police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula.
Cele’s walkabout included visits to Somerset Mall, Monwabisi, Muizenberg, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, where he interacted with the public as part of police’s Safer Festive Season operations.
“I am satisfied with security measures placed around Cape Town beaches over the holidays. However, we’re disappointed that we didn’t see children with tags, and some children visiting and playing at the beaches without adult supervision.
"Trust me, tags help a lot. We have seen this in Durban so we will have to speak to the city. Another concerning trend is teenagers drinking and swimming,” he said.