Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday challenged police generals to bring down the high rate of murders in the Western Cape or give up their uniforms.
448 people were murdered during the month of June and it appears SAPS is failing to deal with crime and gangsterism in the Western Cape.
Speaking at the SA Police Service and Independent Police Investigative Directorate budgets in Parliament, Cele challenged leader in SAPS to change the situation or surrender their uniforms.
“The recurring scenes of scattered dead bodies in the streets of Phillippi, Mitchells Plain and Nyanga are unbearable. It is on that score that I challenge all generals in the South African police to surrender their uniforms if this situation does not improve”, Cele said.