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Cele ‘sets record straight’ on police resourcing in Western Cape

“The findings did not say there was a shortage of officers. It said there was a shortage of police in black areas.”
Western Cape Policing

Police Minister Bheki Cele has said, the Western Cape government must not mischaracterise police resourcing.

The province’s Community Safety MEC, Alan Winde wants to take the minister to task over inadequate police resources in the province.

Winde has declared a formal dispute, arguing that the allocation of resources was distorted.

Cele insisted there was not a general shortage of police officers in the Cape.

“The findings did not say there was a shortage of officers. It said there was a shortage of police in black areas.”

However, Winde completely disagreed.

“We’re 4,500 policemen and policewomen too few. We want more. We know it doesn’t happen quickly, but we’re prepared to be the partner that makes this province safer.”

More: ewn

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