Cape Town - It is clear that Police Minister Bheki Cele has no intention of withdrawing the appeal against the Western Cape Equality Court order that national government is discriminating against poor and black Western Cape residents in how it allocates police resources, the Democratic Alliance said on Sunday.
Cele "should hang his head in shame". He had still not withdrawn the South African Police Service's (SAPS) appeal against the Western Cape Equality Court order, Western Cape community safety MEC and DA premier candidate Alan Winde said in a statement.
"It’s been more than a month (25 January 2019) since minister Cele announced during a radio interview on Cape Talk that the appeal has been withdrawn," he said.
In December, the court found that the system the national police use to allocate resources was unfairly discriminating against poor and black people in the Western Cape. The remedy had been postponed to a later date.
“The behaviour of minister Cele is an absolute disgrace. Quite frankly, it clearly demonstrates that he has no intention of withdrawing this appeal. He and his ANC-led national government have always discriminated against the most vulnerable in our society, and this will continue where they govern.