Parliament - The Democratic Alliance was hindering the fight against crime in the poor parts of the Western Cape province by pouring more resources into wealthy suburbs, Police Minister Bheki Cele suggested in Parliament on Tuesday.
Cele said police were coming under fire in the dissolute communities of the Cape Flats because, unlike in the leafy areas, there were no street lights and closed circuit television cameras were allowed to fall into disrepair for years.
"There is no paradise Western Cape here. Let's go to Khayelitsha, let's go there. There is darkness, there are no lights in Samora Machel. If you go to Bishop's Court, to Hout Bay, it is forever daylight, the cameras are all working," he said in the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address in the National Assembly.
"If you go to Site C, the police will be shot... the camera in Khayelitsha is eight years not working," he added.
Cele said if the DA wanted to improve the lives of people in the Western Cape, the only province where it is in power, it needed to make sure that there were security cameras in these areas.