Politicking and accusations of hypocrisy cloud police's budget debate

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- news24.com | 5 days ago

Police Minister Bheki Cele, at the end of Thursday evening's debate, announced that the South African National Defence Force would be deployed to the Western Cape's ganglands.

Earlier, Cele said the anti-gang unit would be elevated to a national unit, adding he wanted a national approach to fighting gangsterism. "Chairperson, we are confronted with the sad reality of more burial activities in cemeteries than newborns in maternity wards.

The recurring scenes of scattered dead bodies in the streets of Philippi, Mitchells Plain and Nyanga are unbearable," he said.

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