Police Minister, Bheki Cele.
Police Minister, Bheki Cele.

Police Minister Bheki Cele to address KZN political killings

By Chanelle Lutchman Time of article published Sep 13, 2018

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Durban - Police Minister, Bheki Cele is set to meet members of the media on Thursday to provide an update on political killings in KwaZulu Natal.

Cele, who will be joined by National Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole, will provide an update on the inter-ministerial committee (IMC) intervention into political killings shortly after 3pm at the KZN South African Police Services headquarters.

The IMC was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in May to address political killings in the country.

The task team is made up of representatives from the departments of justice, police, state security and defence.

On Tuesday, crime stats for 2017/18 revealed political killings are almost exclusively a KZN issue.

Crime registrar Norman Sekhukhune has told Parliament: "When we look at the political-related murders, these were almost exclusively based in the KwaZulu-Natal province, with 30 having occurred in that province and two having occurred in the Western Cape.”

This morning Cele was present at a two day National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Boksburg.

The conference is aimed at building safe communities through an integrated, developmental approach to crime and violence prevention.

According to KZN police, he will be flying into KZN for the press briefing.  


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