Bheki Cele

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Bheki Cele said : “The information was collected, and the police were on the track that this is going to happen. Then it happened, they ran and came here. The police pursued – then somebody opened fire against the police,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : ”gender-based violence is a societal evil that MUST be contained at all costs” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele added : ”We are also forging ahead with our plans of ensuring that victim-friendly rooms meet all requirements and are available at all police stations” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to remind all business owners who insist on flouting the rules, the long arm of the law will catch up with you and you will lose your operating licence,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “As part of the police’s integrated sexual offences and GBV action plan, there are proactive measures with short, medium to long-term time frames,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to express my shock and disgust about the blatant disregard of the health of our people by some liquor outlet owners. I am talking about businesses that choose to flout the rules in the name of profit," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : "The virus is still very much with us and, despite further lifting of restrictions, people need to take responsibility for their own lives and that of their loved ones," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The list was compiled based on nine key variables, including the number of cases reported to SAPS during the 2019/2020 financial year,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele explained : “Data was also included from victim support services, such as Thuthuzela Centres, health facilities and other data from other departments that paint a picture of GBV in a particular area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “This is why provinces are strongly encouraged to look at their own localised hotspots and ensure victim-centred service delivery in all corners of the country,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “We are aware that as the days get warmer and the restrictions are more relaxed, law enforcement will have to work harder to ensure they bring an end to any behaviour that threatens the containment of Coronavirus,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Equally, alcohol cannot be sold as takeaways; it must be consumed on the premises where it was bought. It’s that simple,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Data were also included from victim support services such as Thuthuzela centres, health facilities and data from other departments, which paints the picture of GBVF in a particular area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The dedicated desk will reduce the risk of ill-treatment at the hands of officers, as we have seen in some instances. These permanent desks should not be limited to the hot spots areas only, but should be a norm at all stations,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The capacitating of the FCS [Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences] specialised units, which handle all GBVF cases is ongoing, and so is the training of members,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There are stories [of KwaSizabantu] that I know are being investigated and I am not going to be talking about the investigation that is going on. They have not been finalised," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to remind all the business owners who insist on flouting the rules — the long arm of the law will catch up with you and you will also lose your operating licence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The public is reminded that while social gatherings, including concerts and live performances are permitted, nightclubs still have to shut their doors,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “All police stations in those identified areas are expected to have a permanent desk dedicated to GBV. This will go a long way in ensuring victims of gender crimes are responded to by trained officers in a professional way,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are stories [of KwaSizabantu] that I know are being investigated and I am not going to be talking about the investigation that is going on. They have not been finalised,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But yes, there are people [who] have relationships with KwaSizabantu that have raised matters with the mission of KwaSizabantu,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I also know that it is not only taverns that are breaking the rules, some restaurants and eateries are also flouting the rules putting their customers,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This past weekend I joined the operations checking on the compliance in Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng province. During the multidisciplinary operation between the SAPS, SANDF and the provincial traffic law enforcements, we came across several shebeens and taverns operating way past the stipulated 10pm curfew under level 2,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We are glad someone appeared in court today. We are looking at four more people we are chasing. That person was arrested four days after the incident, but we were keeping it [confidential] so we are able to pursue other matters [in the case]," External link

news24 Monday, September 21, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “That tells you what kind of man we have lost,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Yesterday I did speak to the president that issues here are serious. " External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This issue of protection money is essentially extortion, and extortion is nothing less than organised crime,” External link

iol Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Between SAPS national office and provincial office, and provincial government, as well as businesses around the City, we will integrate our human and physical resources to ensure that businesses can operate in a safe and secured environment,” External link

iol Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The genesis of this advert is glaring racism that is shown by this business and we must collectively condemn it at all costs. The demonstration of such blatant disregard and humiliation of African people can’t go unabated,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I’m encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas,” External link

citizen Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The genesis of this advert is glaring racism that is shown by this business and we must collectively condemn it at all costs. The demonstration of such blatant disregard and humiliation of African people can't go unabated,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I’m encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I'm encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This year’s commemoration takes place amid a global pandemic that has affected the South African Police Service, in more ways than one. COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives.As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage” External link

africanewswire Monday, September 7, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. The moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. This virus has robbed us as the Police Service of our tradition to bid farewell to the men and women of the law with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage. The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. The moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. This virus has robbed us as the Police Service of our tradition to bid farewell to the men and women of the law with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage. The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage,” External link

iol Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These officers’ last day on earth started like any other. They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. From the moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This virus has robbed us as the police service of our tradition to bid the men and women of the law, with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” “The virus robs us of an opportunity to come together in our collective loss and comfort each other as the SAPS and the families of our fallen members,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “May you find some closure, knowing that your loved ones were the calibre of officers who served and protected the people of this country. They served the nation with diligence and utmost determination” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I will continue to be loud and say any attack to a police officer is a direct attack to the authority of the state and it should be regarded as treason," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain. Their loss should remind us all of the importance of community policing partnerships and the need for all of us to be active in the fight against crime" External link

news24 Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele maintained : “They (women) don’t need our protection, they need their space, they’re capable, they’re bright, they can do things. This idea of protecting them gives [men] the idea of ownership as if they’re our pets. They are not our pets. They are fully-fledged human beings,” External link

iol Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The report I’ve received indicates that the investigators are following up on strong leads. Overall, the police have made significant progress in bringing those allegedly behind similar attacks around the KZN north farming area to book. Since last year, seven such attacks took place and the police have made arrests in all the cases,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The report I've received indicates that the investigators are following up on strong leads. Overall, the police have made significant progress in bringing those allegedly behind similar attacks around the KZN north farming area to book. Since last year, seven such attacks took place and the police have made arrests in all the cases," External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The FCS [Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences] unit has made significant strides in securing justice for victims, and detectives continue to put together watertight cases to secure multiple life sentences,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If anyone feels they’ve been let down by any man or woman in blue, they can contact the GBVF complaints line: 0800 333 177,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Allow me to start this dialogue by sharing my vision with you … to have a young woman walking alone in the middle of the night from wherever she is coming from and wherever she is going without a fear of being harassed, assaulted, raped, or even murdered by a man. This is a vision that all of us will have to fight hard and be hopeful that it is realised during our lifetime,” “The brutal killing of women in this country is a shame I carry each day as a South African, as a cabinet member, as a member of society, a father, a husband and a man out there. It’s a fact, men commit these heinous gender-based crimes. It is often men that the women know, men that they love, men that they trust and expect protection from” External link

iol Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : "The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit has trained specialist detectives to investigate gender-based violence crimes," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The first six months of this year saw 217 life sentences handed down," "From the start of April 2020 to date, 21,203 cases of domestic violence were reported, with 14,799 suspects charged" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This cannot be the work of the police and the courts alone,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are not supposed to shoot community members. There are things that get out of hand but you cannot destroy property, you cannot injure, the people and all of that. We wish the discussions can be better, because the peaceful way is the best,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “People don’t have to have faith in me, have faith in the system. If we find police were responsible on this one, they will go to prison like all other South Africans,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are people that are not innocent that have found an opportunity to drive their businesses and their own things. We have to act on the police where they are wrong,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community" External link

allafrica Monday, August 31, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A young innocent soul has been killed," External link

modernghana Friday, August 28, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hope they will find what happened and then we will be able to report to the community, but we won’t spare anybody. Whoever has committed the crime will have to face the law, it doesn’t matter who that person is,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Therefore, the SAPS regularly advertises vacancies for promotion and appointment, to ensure that service delivery is not compromised. Although the process for the enlistment of 7 000 police trainees was suspended, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the SAPS is considering the permanent enlistment of an estimated 3 000 active serving reservists in October [2020],” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Suitable, former police officers who left the SAPS in the rank of constable, sergeant and warrant officer, have been invited to apply for re-enlistment. They will be posted where there is currently a shortage of personnel, including but not limited to, specialised units such as the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Crimes, the Public Order Policing unit, as well as newly established units, like the Taxi Violence [Unit], Cold Case Investigation and Murder and Robbery Units,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hope they will find what happened and then we will be able to report to the community, but we won't spare anybody. Whoever has committed the crime will have to face the law, it doesn't matter who that person is," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A young innocent soul has been killed," External link

pulse Friday, August 28, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community” External link

sanews Friday, August 28, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Therefore, the SAPS regularly advertises vacancies for promotion and appointment, to ensure that service delivery is not compromised. Although the process for the enlistment of 7 000 police trainees was suspended, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the SAPS is considering the permanent enlistment of an estimated 3 000 active serving reservists in October [2020]," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Suitable, former police officers who left the SAPS in the rank of constable, sergeant and warrant officer, have been invited to apply for re-enlistment. They will be posted where there is currently a shortage of personnel, including but not limited to, specialised units such as the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Crimes, the Public Order Policing unit, as well as newly established units, like the Taxi Violence [Unit], Cold Case Investigation and Murder and Robbery Units," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 28, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are not supposed to shoot community members. There are things that get out of hand but you cannot destroy property, you cannot injure, the people and all of that. We wish the discussions can be better, because the peaceful way is the best,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “People don’t have to have faith in me, have faith in the system. If we find police were responsible on this one, they will go to prison like all other South Africans,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are people that are not innocent that have found an opportunity to drive their businesses and their own things. We have to act on the police where they are wrong,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The lives of these young officers were cut short by a man who chose to drink and act irresponsibly. While the alcohol ban has been lifted under lockdown Level 2, it still remains the responsibility of those who consume alcohol to do so without putting themselves and those around them in danger. If alcohol was consumed at home as per government's directive, the loss of lives could have been avoided," External link

news24 Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police officers will continue in their numbers, to enforce the law and clamp down hard, especially on reckless behaviour brought on by alcohol abuse," External link

news24 Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I agree with (ANC MP) Bheki Hadebe that there is nothing wrong in swapping suits with orange overalls. Minister Lamola is paying for those things," External link

iol Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “All generals, they don’t lose their title of being generals,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “We can talk a bit to educate him [Whitfield] about these matters,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "All generals, they don't lose their title of being generals," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : "We can talk a bit to educate him [Whitfield] about these matters," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "It will be speculation, whatever we say about his death at the present moment. As you know, the law says if they (suspect) die in the hands of the police, IPID (Independent Police Investigative Directorate) must investigate," External link

iol Monday, August 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, early this morning, we received information that the guy has committed suicide. The Ipid is investigating. We will wait for the report of the Ipid, and you know, as the law says, if they die in the hands of the police, Ipid must investigate,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 17, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We’ve told the police that there are more bodies buried in the area [and] we have strengthened the team investigating the case. We’ve put more investigators, more skilled people, forensics and psychologists, to make sure that we leave no stone unturned,” External link

sanews Monday, August 17, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We couldn't just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to," External link

news24 Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services are looking at this issue," External link

business-standard Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

iol Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services are looking at this issue,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "These statistics show major decreases in all crime categories compared to the same comparative period last year," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue (the mass criminalisation of South Africans),” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These official figures also show a reduction in crimes committed against women and children during Levels 4 and 5 of the lockdown,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This means there were 53 891 less cases of murder, attempted murder, assault GBH, common robbery and common assault reported compared to the same reporting period,” “The drop in crime cases is also demonstrated by a 29.4% decline in contact-related crimes made up of arson and malicious damage to property” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Ladies and gentlemen, yes, indeed the first quarter of the 2020/2021 period was a much safer time to live in in this country,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will not claim easy victories. The conditions were completely different. As they change, life will be tougher. We will work hard and not rest after this, we have learnt a lot,” External link

businessday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

modernghana Friday, August 14, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will not claim easy victories. The conditions were completely different. As they change, life will be tougher. We will work hard and not rest after this, we have learnt a lot,” External link

businessday Friday, August 14, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele indiqué : "A ce jour, 298.252 personnes ont été arrêtées et accusées d'infraction à la Loi sur la gestion des catastrophes. 181.579 personnes ont été libérées après avoir été mises en demeure de comparaître devant un tribunal. 28.337 personnes arrêtées ont été reconnues coupables de violations constituant des infractions liées à l'alcool, aux rassemblements, aux transports, aux affaires, et des infractions transnationales" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 14, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is equally important to acknowledge that the unavailability of alcohol also had a role to play. This is evident in the decreased numbers of cases of contact crimes which plummeted by 37.4%,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 14, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Worryingly, there has been an increased number of attacks on schools and liquor outlets during this time, with 2,692 burglaries reported at educational premises and 1,246 liquor outlets were targeted,” “A total of 1,186 suspects have been arrested for these crimes” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 14, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

pulse Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Maintaining high-density visibility during a pandemic has come at a high cost. Despite our best efforts to keep the virus at bay by wearing protective equipment, sanitizing our hands, vehicles and work stations and by maintaining social distancing while enforcing the law, over 14 thousand (14 182) of our members tested positive for Covid-19. The majority of these infections occurred when the officers were in the front lines,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalize South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue,” “Of course we know that the decreased crime levels were impacted largely by the fact that South Africans heeded the call to stay at home. And it goes without saying that the conditions for crime to thrive were not normal. There were also more boots on the ground to ensure high police visibility and mass adherence to the Disaster Management Act” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There has also been a big drop in the number of sexual offences, recording a 39.7% drop on crimes such as rape and sexual assault. A 40.4% decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But it is also time we as a country start having a frank and open discussion about alcohol and the real effect it has on society. The evidence is clear from these figures that the absence of alcohol leads to safer communities,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “A total of 163 officers were arrested from the start of lockdown from violating the very same lockdown regulations they were meant to enforce. We are also hopeful that the Police Independent Investigative Directorate will bring finality, in its investigations into allegations of police brutality including allegations of death at the hands of SAPS and armed forces,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Also the way we drink – if people don’t drink in a measured way, it’s easier to fight, rape or murder. But communities, civil society and government will have to work together on ways to regulate this,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

afp-en Friday, August 14, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These statistics show major decreases in all crime categories compared to the same comparative period last year. Indeed, the statistics we will release today, paint a never seen before ‘rosy’ picture of a peaceful South Africa experiencing a ‘crime holiday’,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we can’t claim easy victories, we acknowledge that the circumstances that led to the declining numbers were distorted. But even if distorted, it was a better time in South Africa because more lives were saved,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are certainly many lessons to be learnt from these recent figures as the SAPS, and how we must channel resources where they are needed most in an effort to sustain these low numbers,” “The conditions were completely different from the normal situation and as they change, conditions going forward, life will be tougher,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we can’t claim easy victories, we acknowledge that the circumstances that led to the declining numbers were distorted. But even if distorted, it was a better time in South Africa because more lives were saved,” External link

sanews Friday, August 14, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We’ll be going there tomorrow to enhance the forces on the ground so that we stop this thing. It’s a thing that should be stopped before more and more of our women are killed. Five is already a big number, we’ll go there to stop any further [murders],” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "On the South Coast we witnessed some of the gruesome murders. We are glad to say we have two people we are questioning," External link

iol Friday, August 14, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The role of the Ipid is a very important one for us as the South African Police Service and we hope the directorate remains a corrective body and not a punitive one for our members,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Ntlatseng’s appointment couldn’t have come at a better time as the country marks Women’s Month and when the government is improving gender representation by appointing more women in positions of power as heads of institutions and in senior management positions," External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Fellow South Africans, this category of crime has terrorised most households and communities as most of these crimes happen behind closed doors and only publicised when the offence has been committed and in most cases when victims of crimes are no more,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Awareness campaigns on GBVF must be intensified; private sector and gender activists’ organisations must work together with government to defeat the scourge and expose perpetrators in this regard,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We would like to pay our respect and salute the role of our departed members in the fight against crime. We also want to convey our sincere condolences to their families, their children, spouses and colleagues,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “On average 57 people are murdered a day, which brings us close to a war zone ... yet we are not at war‚” External link

businessday Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “On average 57 people are murdered a day, which brings us close to a war zone ... yet we are not at war‚” External link

businessday Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele adiantou : “É preocupante, tendo em conta que as instituições de ensino estão a ser palco de focos de violência sexual, com 380 casos relatados em escolas, universidades, faculdades ou creches” External link

jornaldeangola Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele added : "All crimes under this category indicated a major decrease, including burglary at residential premises which has declined by 6.7%," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Commissioners put more resources but also extra training to the members that are there," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Thirdly, we have taken the decision to say we need the focus as we did in the Western Cape, to go and try stabilise the province. Also, Glebelands is part of Umlazi, hostels give us a lot of problems,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We also want to convey our sincere condolences to their families, their children, spouses and colleagues,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are laws in this country and we followed those laws. For now the appointment of the head of Ipid is by the Minister of Police,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are 300 investigators, and they will give us results under the direction of Miss Dikeledi (Ntlatseng),” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Awareness campaigns on gender-based violence and femicide must be intensified; private sector and gender activists’ organisations must work together with government to defeat the scourge and expose perpetrators in this regard,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "For those good men and women who do their work, bravo to them," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is of concern that Educational institutions are becoming hotbeds for sexual violence, 380 cases of rape were reported at either schools, universities, colleges or daycare facilities,” External link

citizen Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While not undermining the gravity of the scourge of GBV in the country, it is important to clarify that this increase is actually in relation to the number of distressed calls made to the GBV Command Centre, and not necessarily reported cases,” External link

citizen Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The crime statistics are an important link in the value chain of the statistics system, which informs policy direction in the criminal justice system. The involvement of Statistics South Africa further ensures the data integrity in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Fellow South Africans, this category of crime has terrorised most households and communities as most of these crimes happen behind closed doors and are only publicised when the offence has been committed and in most cases when victims of crimes are no more,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The crime statistics are an important link in the value chain of the statistics system, which informs policy direction in the criminal justice system. The involvement of Statistics South Africa further ensures the data integrity in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The month of June, for some reason, was a terrible month. We lost almost 29 women in one month,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “He knows there is a bill,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Ten years [ago], Cele was the head of the South African Police,” “If he [Whitfield] feels there should be some investigation on that, he has all the liberty to go put that on Ipid to investigate Cele” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele answered : “There are 300 investigators, it is not the head that investigates,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There are laws in this country and we follow those laws. Until those laws are changed, nothing is going to be changing. " External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "He knows there is a bill," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele answered : "There are 300 investigators, it is not the head that investigates," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If you left otherwise, please, don’t look at us,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Family violence, child protection and sexual offence units continues to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV-related cases" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "He messed up in the police," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Far too often, women are being murdered by those they love and trust. Their children are not spared, nor are their unborn children. Their lives are ended in the most brutal way. Chairperson, I repeat, there are far too many women killed in South Africa, many by people known to them,” “The accelerating scourge of gender-based violence is affecting everyone, both young and old. We should all agree that this is a societal challenge that needs all of us to deal with it decisively. It cannot be police alone. I repeat gender-based violence is everybody’s responsibility, hence I also call on gender activists to work with existing structures to solidify the fight on crimes against women and children” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “FCS units continue to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV related cases,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “However this does not imply that GBV is a gender issue; we have dedicated men who are detectives in this environment and who are passionate and highly professional in executing their duties – the unit itself is headed by a male, Major General Linda,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Lastly on this subject honourable members, the tide must change on how we respond to GBV matters. The victims of GBV should not be the ones forced to flee their homes to seek places of safety,” “Chairperson, it is time we turn things around and force abusers to be the ones who are cast out of their homes and not the victims” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Far too often, women are being murdered by those they love and trust. Their children are not spared, nor are their unborn children. Their lives are ended in the most brutal way. Chairperson, I repeat, there are far too many women killed in South Africa, many by people known to them," "The accelerating scourge of gender-based violence is affecting everyone, both young and old. We should all agree that this is a societal challenge that needs all of us to deal with it decisively. It cannot be police alone. I repeat gender-based violence is everybody's responsibility, hence I also call on gender activists to work with existing structures to solidify the fight on crimes against women and children" External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "FCS units continue to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV related cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "However this does not imply that GBV is a gender issue; we have dedicated men who are detectives in this environment and who are passionate and highly professional in executing their duties - the unit itself is headed by a male, Major General Linda," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Lastly on this subject honourable members, the tide must change on how we respond to GBV matters. The victims of GBV should not be the ones forced to flee their homes to seek places of safety," "Chairperson, it is time we turn things around and force abusers to be the ones who are cast out of their homes and not the victims" External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Family violence, child protection and sexual offence units continues to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV-related cases” External link

sanews Friday, July 24, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We are looking for a criminal, whether it is a political criminal, whether it is a religious criminal, somebody here has been killed and the person that kills is a criminal” External link

iol Monday, July 20, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We have picked one person as the South African police. The police will be investigating and further questioning that person. " External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The problem with the stories of political hits is that sometimes they come as a diversion and you begin to chase a wild goose" External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "It is part of the investigation, but I did go and see the scene. One thing for sure, there was quite a lot of struggle. " External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is him [the suspect] who will give us the motivation [for Matsena’s killing], it’s not us who will be speculating about it,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele added : "At the present moment we are looking for a criminal. Whether he is a political criminal or religious criminal, the fact is somebody here has been killed and a person that kills another person is a criminal and that is what we are looking for," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hope he will tell us why and what happened. I hope the family wants to hear why it happened. We are currently under stress because we have the other enemy that has attacked the nation and Gauteng is under stress from Covid-19," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele explained : “If it is prohibited to be sold, it is prohibited to be bought. Police have a right to seek the receipt of where you have bought the cigarettes. The onus is on you to tell us, where did you buy those cigarettes,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "People are allowed to drink alcohol in private, inside their homes or their yards but not in public spaces, on pavements or in their vehicles. Law enforcement officials have been instructed to act resolutely to enforce compliance with the regulations, arresting those who breach the regulations and ensuring that they are successfully prosecuted. Convictions will result in either fines or jail terms depending on the discretion of the court," External link

iol Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "This state of affairs is not acceptable. The cluster commits to ensuring that all members of the community are protected against all forms of crimes," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Alcohol may be consumed in private but it may not be transported, sold or dispensed at any liquor outlet, whether [it is a] bottle store, bar, shebeen and restaurant,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The wearing of a cloth face mask or homemade face-covering item that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory for every person when in a public space,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Convictions will result in either fines or jail terms, depending on the discretion of the court,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There will also be random stop and search operations to ensure that the prohibition on the trade of alcohol and tobacco is not being subverted” External link

citizen Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There will also be random stop and search operations to ensure that the prohibition on the trade of alcohol and tobacco is not being subverted" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Drivers and operators [of] public transport and shop keepers will be responsible for ensuring that anyone who boards their vehicle or who enters their premises is wearing a mask. If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Because we also tried twice, we went to the process of headhunting, which is allowed but also has its own processes," External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "That process continued after we had requested an extension from the Office of the Speaker," External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will break the transmission, If we are responsible during this pandemic,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “That one we were there until 4am but that person was able to break off the cameras and he or she had a very good choice of stealing,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “the day after, it jumped to 55” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Drivers and operators [of] public transport and shop keepers will be responsible for ensuring that anyone who boards their vehicle or who enters their premises is wearing a mask. If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Last week, as the Minister of Police, I instructed all members of the South African Police Service to ensure that they prioritise the fight against gender-based violence throughout the pandemic and beyond. "We are urging all officers to improve their responses to crimes committed against women, children and other vulnerable groups,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We urge everyone to be vigilant and to protect themselves from the criminals. The cluster will be partnering with community policing forums and community safety forums to fight the surge of crime,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This state of affairs is not acceptable. The cluster commits to ensuring that all members of the community are protected against all forms of crimes. We urge everyone to be vigilant and to protect themselves,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have released a total of 6 128 inmates thus far,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The strategy has enabled DCS to ensure the wellbeing of inmates and officials. All inmates have access to quality healthcare, in line with the provisions of the United Nations Minimum Standards for the Treatment of Prisoners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also recorded 2 235 recoveries, of which 1 231 cases are inmates. DCS appreciates the officials dedicated to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in our correctional facilities. We will continue working towards eliminating all active cases,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "As we, ourselves, continue to be part of this fight, we are also falling victim to the same war. We are also becoming infected, some of us are also succumbing to this deadly virus," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We do take serious the issue of farm safety” External link

citizen Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We do take serious the issue of farm safety" External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “I am addressing you as a police minister who is appreciative of the hard work you have put in over the past three months,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Armed with your masks, gloves hand sanitisers and other protective gear, the SAPS rose to the occasion. You left the comforts of your homes and went out into the eye of the storm when the public heeded [President Cyril Ramaphosa’s] call to stay at home,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Members, if you test positive, be reminded that you are not alone!” “Virtual psychological services and support will continue to be available to you as you self-isolate and recover” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While your role has always been important in defending the communities you serve. This time you have been sent on an extra mission to protect and serve with selfless patriotism and dedication in the fight against Covid-19,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The imposition of the curfew during level 4 had a significantly positive effect on compliance with the regulations. The restriction of movement between districts and provinces ensured the confinement of individuals to their places of residence and assisted in curbing crime,” “The ban on the sale of liquor during levels 5 and 4 had a positive effect on levels of compliance and on reduced levels of violent crime” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are investigating criminality that happened in front of the whole world. We saw a human being treated like a pig,” External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The Special Branch arrested me many times while I was growing up. They even slapped me, but they never dragged me out of my place while I’m naked,” “They always said ‘dress first and come with us’ when they arrested me. I never saw [what happened to Qolani]” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We believe that these structures are illegitimate and the only thing these structures do is cause havoc," External link

news24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Of the investigations, 36 were so far finalised. Of that 36 cases, 20 were found to be valid charges and one resulted in disciplinary action against an officer. No criminal charges have been instituted in any of the matters that were finalised," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police are constantly reminded of the human rights framework they work under. Nobody supports police brutality, but police will use proportional force to defend themselves and protect innocent lives. They are also allowed to use deadly force and that is what the law says, not me," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not just the regulations, not just the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs , or minister of police, it’s a full bench of a senior court in the Republic of SA. So, if people [buy or sell cigarettes], that is to commit a crime, so there must be a criminal record. You did it knowing full well that you are not supposed to,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is on that score that the department of justice has come to the police to discuss how we look at those [minor infringements], but there are some who have been found working with organised cartels, transporting cigarettes ... those will have to stay with their criminal records, but on petty [offences], the minister of justice is looking at that,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I thought this province has gone past these things. By looking at the figures, in May and June, eight people have been murdered in suspected political killings,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police have to move swiftly so that as a community you do not have to choose to retaliate… It’s clear that somebody just wanted to kill somebody. There were seven people inside, originally there were 10. Three of them left, seven came in between, they just opened fire, there was no aiming, they just wanted everyone dead,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If society works together on this one, we will have better results, rather than people pointing fingers [at] who is responsible” External link

citizen Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I still want to sit down with many people and talk about police brutality because I wonder if they understand what police brutality is,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "If society works together on this one, we will have better results, rather than people pointing fingers [at] who is responsible" External link

news24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But on the first day of alcohol sales being permitted, there were 40 fatalities; on the second day, we lost 51 people; and last Friday, in a period of 12 hours, between 5pm and 5am, we lost another 69 people,” External link

iol Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Until Monday, 1 June, which is not an entirely dangerous day, for the first time since the lockdown, we got reports of 40 people killed. The next day there were 51 murders and there were 69 this past Sunday,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele warned : “Two officers were captured and put in a shack, and people were ready to burn them. They shouted, ‘we are revenging police brutality’. This might be a good campaign, but you are in the territory of the criminals because they are going to take over this one,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It was inappropriate to open alcohol now, I didn’t know there were leakers in Cabinet who went out, and said so and so said this in the meeting, and so and so said that… but we should have delayed it and allowed Covid-19 people their space and for people that are sick to get their space,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have been having zero rapes since the lockdown – a buyile manje (they have returned),” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We are very comfortable to say police that get out of the way we are able to respond to,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele warned : "Two officers were captured and put in a shack, and people were ready to burn them. They shouted, 'we are revenging police brutality'. This might be a good campaign, but you are in the territory of the criminals because they are going to take over this one," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "It was inappropriate to open alcohol now, I didn't know there were leakers in Cabinet who went out, and said so and so said this in the meeting, and so and so said that but we should have delayed it and allowed Covid-19 people their space and for people that are sick to get their space," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We have been having zero rapes since the lockdown - a buyile manje (they have returned)," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We are very comfortable to say police that get out of the way we are able to respond to," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Doctors are saying their systems are beginning to be clogged. The hospital beds that were available for ICU are now occupied by people who have been shot due to alcohol-related incidents,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We need to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as cases can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We need to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as cases can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We [need] to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as [cases] can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish to point out that the criminal proceeding surrounding the incident involving the late Mr Khosa are ongoing and are the subject matter of further investigations by the relevant officials with the South African Police Services. Such investigations, however, do not form part of the order dated 15 May 2020,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These were contraventions that included liquor and cigarette-related offences, illegal gathering, failure to confine to a place of residence, cross border and inter-provincial movement and business-related offences. Of these, 241 had been fined while others were granted bail. While 41,491 cases have been finalised, over 20,000 cases are still under investigation,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We believe this sharp decline since April may be because of the lockdown which has limited the movement of people, as the handing over of firearms is not necessarily categorised as an essential service,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on Level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty," "We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you... you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty,” “We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you… you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on Level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown,” External link

independent-UG Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

modernghana Monday, June 1, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, June 1, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

pulse Monday, June 1, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 1, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

afp-en Monday, June 1, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "It is quite concerning that while most provinces have seen a decline in the contact crime category, KwaZulu-Natal appears to be leading with murders since the lockdown. This current state of affairs needs to be halted before it escalates," External link

news24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police must be capacitated to ensure a balance between enforcing lockdown regulations and fulfilling their constitutional mandate of preventing and combating crime," External link

news24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

arkansasonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “They [liquor traders] shouldn’t be tempted [to break the law] but at 5 pm everybody closes, there is no sit-downs. So, don’t get tempted to break the law,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 29, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Persons travelling for purposes of moving to a new place of residence or caring for an immediate family member, attendance of funerals, transportation of mortal remains, obtaining medical treatment, persons returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility will require permits which can be obtainable from the authority concerned. SAPS and other law enforcement agencies will continue to monitor local and interprovincial movements by holding roadblocks on national highways and rotating in suburbs, cities and towns,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Most of the people who had been arrested come from hot spot areas. The Western Cape (57 000 arrests) leads in people who have been arrested and Gauteng (47 000) comes second," External link

iol Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa's land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market," External link

startribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not illegal to smoke the cigarettes in your house when it has been there. The only problem is when we find it in a car, and you fail to show us where did you get the cigarette, and when did you get the cigarette,” “If you say you have bought the cigarette, here is the receipt; we have got two options there: to get you and go [or to] get the person who sold the cigarette to you. But if the cigarette was there in your thousand looses and you’re smoking at home, we are not going to come into your house to arrest you” External link

citizen Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “In relation to serious and violent crime, ...there was a dramatic decline in especially the contact crime category which includes domestic violence,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa´s land borders with Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not illegal to smoke cigarettes in your house. The only problem is when you fail to show us when and where you got the cigarettes. Buying cigarettes and the sale is illegal. Until those regulations are removed it will remain an offence to do such,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We shall not call the police to be sacrificial lambs,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “By the way, that law, Section 49, even instructs the arrestor, the police, to use deadly force, these are the words, these are the words in the law, deadly force, if the life of a citizen or the life of the arrestor is in danger, use the deadly force,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have never called the police to be brutal and get outside the law because police themselves, you’ll find that they’re under attack and then have to defend themselves there,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Accordingly, the arrested persons were either issued with fines or released with warning, while some are out on bail and those cases relating to more serious offences are before the respective courts in the country,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The numbers are in reference to reported cases. Therefore, there is a possibility that there could be victims at home who have not or cannot report to the police for a different reason,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Organised crime syndicates have taken advantage of the lockdown and have expanded their illegal trade into illicit and counterfeit alcohol and cigarette sales,” External link

businessday Friday, May 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “In relation to serious and violent crime, …there was a dramatic decline in especially the contact crime category which includes domestic violence,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, May 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, May 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “So far, we have 611 members that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 101 recoveries, with the Western Cape leading with 441 positive cases, and the Eastern Cape follows, with 47 positive cases,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We know that criminals are opportunistic. So organised crime syndicates have taken advantage of the lockdown especially on the ban of alcohol and cigarettes, and have expanded their illegal trade into the illegal market of illicit and counterfeit alcohol and cigarette sales,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Actually, when we refer to gender based violence, these would cover all crimes against women and children as well as the LGBTQI community. For instance, if a woman walking to the shops is mugged and robbed at gunpoint of her personal belongings by a random suspect, that incident is recorded as a crime against a woman and therefore falls under GBV,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Once a building is temporarily shut for decontamination, alternative accommodation is arranged for the CSC so that our communities still have access to service points. SAPS has sent out alerts and notices to immediately inform the public of alternative accommodation at stations where members have tested positive," External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The highest number almost mirrors the provincial infection rates, with the Western Cape in the lead, followed by the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 22, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele présenté : "Etes-vous plus grands que le président ? Est-ce que Mahomet est plus grand que le président ? lance l’un des policiers aux fidèles. Dans un communiqué dimanche, " External link

koaci Monday, April 27, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele adiantou : "nesta fase é preciso enfatizar que a única permissão que se pode obter da corporação ou de um magistrado é a de viajar através das fronteiras provinciais para se atender a funerais" External link

portalangop Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele disse : “Devido ao confinamento e à maior visibilidade reforçada pelo destacamento da SANDF (Força Nacional de Defesa) e outras variáveis, como a proibição da venda de bebidas alcoólicas, registámos uma queda significativa na maioria das categorias de crime” External link

dnoticias Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele anasema : “Kamwe isitokee tena tukaja hapa kutoa takwimu kama hizo. Haiwezekani Waafrika Kusini wanaishi katika hofu kama hiyo, msongo kama huo na mauaji kama hayo,” External link

mtanzania Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT



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deputy1.00%EN03/12/201712/03/2017
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Bheki CeleEN51.67%
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Bheki CeleDE11.80%
Bheki CeleSW11.80%
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Roux said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “The only way to decriminalise a South African is if an amendment is made either to the [disaster management] Act, or if the constitution is amended to say the infringements are no longer considered an offence and people can now apply for an expungement,” “But there will be difficulty in doing that – and to be honest I think Mr Cele made a comment before really thinking it through” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Nkoana Mashabane said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “He (Cele) says now he’s being asked to put a policeman next to every bedroom,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Noxolo Kweza said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “Unfortunately, we don’t give out statistics. Only the minister (Police Minister Bheki Cele) does that,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “I’m unhappy to hear that there is another journalist who has had to flee the country and go into Lesotho for fear of either being arrested or fear of being dealt with,” “I’m going to direct Police Minister Bheki Cele to make sure that he (journalist) has safe passage back into South Africa and that he should not be molested in anyway” External link

lestimes Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Nous avons fixé une date de réunion pour que le ministre Cele réponde à notre différend intergouvernemental avec lui sur l'insuffisance des ressources allouées à notre province, et nous espérons qu'il va finir par se présenter, pour nous et pour l'ensemble des habitants de notre province" External link

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Bheki Cele said : “The information was collected, and the police were on the track that this is going to happen. Then it happened, they ran and came here. The police pursued – then somebody opened fire against the police,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : ”gender-based violence is a societal evil that MUST be contained at all costs” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele added : ”We are also forging ahead with our plans of ensuring that victim-friendly rooms meet all requirements and are available at all police stations” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 4:45:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to remind all business owners who insist on flouting the rules, the long arm of the law will catch up with you and you will lose your operating licence,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “As part of the police’s integrated sexual offences and GBV action plan, there are proactive measures with short, medium to long-term time frames,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to express my shock and disgust about the blatant disregard of the health of our people by some liquor outlet owners. I am talking about businesses that choose to flout the rules in the name of profit," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : "The virus is still very much with us and, despite further lifting of restrictions, people need to take responsibility for their own lives and that of their loved ones," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The list was compiled based on nine key variables, including the number of cases reported to SAPS during the 2019/2020 financial year,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele explained : “Data was also included from victim support services, such as Thuthuzela Centres, health facilities and other data from other departments that paint a picture of GBV in a particular area,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “This is why provinces are strongly encouraged to look at their own localised hotspots and ensure victim-centred service delivery in all corners of the country,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “We are aware that as the days get warmer and the restrictions are more relaxed, law enforcement will have to work harder to ensure they bring an end to any behaviour that threatens the containment of Coronavirus,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Equally, alcohol cannot be sold as takeaways; it must be consumed on the premises where it was bought. It’s that simple,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Data were also included from victim support services such as Thuthuzela centres, health facilities and data from other departments, which paints the picture of GBVF in a particular area,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The dedicated desk will reduce the risk of ill-treatment at the hands of officers, as we have seen in some instances. These permanent desks should not be limited to the hot spots areas only, but should be a norm at all stations,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The capacitating of the FCS [Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences] specialised units, which handle all GBVF cases is ongoing, and so is the training of members,” External link

sanews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There are stories [of KwaSizabantu] that I know are being investigated and I am not going to be talking about the investigation that is going on. They have not been finalised," External link

news24 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to remind all the business owners who insist on flouting the rules — the long arm of the law will catch up with you and you will also lose your operating licence,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The public is reminded that while social gatherings, including concerts and live performances are permitted, nightclubs still have to shut their doors,” External link

businessday Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “All police stations in those identified areas are expected to have a permanent desk dedicated to GBV. This will go a long way in ensuring victims of gender crimes are responded to by trained officers in a professional way,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are stories [of KwaSizabantu] that I know are being investigated and I am not going to be talking about the investigation that is going on. They have not been finalised,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But yes, there are people [who] have relationships with KwaSizabantu that have raised matters with the mission of KwaSizabantu,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I also know that it is not only taverns that are breaking the rules, some restaurants and eateries are also flouting the rules putting their customers,” External link

eyewitness-news Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This past weekend I joined the operations checking on the compliance in Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng province. During the multidisciplinary operation between the SAPS, SANDF and the provincial traffic law enforcements, we came across several shebeens and taverns operating way past the stipulated 10pm curfew under level 2,” External link

iol Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We are glad someone appeared in court today. We are looking at four more people we are chasing. That person was arrested four days after the incident, but we were keeping it [confidential] so we are able to pursue other matters [in the case]," External link

news24 Monday, September 21, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “That tells you what kind of man we have lost,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Yesterday I did speak to the president that issues here are serious. " External link

news24 Saturday, September 19, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This issue of protection money is essentially extortion, and extortion is nothing less than organised crime,” External link

iol Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Between SAPS national office and provincial office, and provincial government, as well as businesses around the City, we will integrate our human and physical resources to ensure that businesses can operate in a safe and secured environment,” External link

iol Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The genesis of this advert is glaring racism that is shown by this business and we must collectively condemn it at all costs. The demonstration of such blatant disregard and humiliation of African people can’t go unabated,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I’m encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas,” External link

citizen Wednesday, September 9, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The genesis of this advert is glaring racism that is shown by this business and we must collectively condemn it at all costs. The demonstration of such blatant disregard and humiliation of African people can't go unabated,” External link

iol Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I’m encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas,” External link

sanews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police should ensure that the rule of law is maintained. They must deal decisively with those who choose to break the law. I'm encouraged that officers are making arrests and urge them to continue to ensure the protection and safety of customers, staff members in the affected areas," External link

news24 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This year’s commemoration takes place amid a global pandemic that has affected the South African Police Service, in more ways than one. COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives.As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage” External link

africanewswire Monday, September 7, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. The moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. This virus has robbed us as the Police Service of our tradition to bid farewell to the men and women of the law with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage. The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 7, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. The moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “COVID-19 has robbed us of capable men and women, many who succumbed to the virus while on the frontlines. This virus has robbed us as the Police Service of our tradition to bid farewell to the men and women of the law with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about The Deputy ) : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage. The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain,” External link

sanews Monday, September 7, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we mourn the passing of these public servants, we must equally celebrate their lives. As we celebrate their stance to serve, we must find inspiration in the fact that they were head and shoulders above their peers with their fearlessness and courage,” External link

iol Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These officers’ last day on earth started like any other. They got up, got ready for work and kissed their families goodbye. But their work, and that of all the officers of the SAPS, is like no other. From the moment they put on that uniform, they answered a call to serve and to protect,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This virus has robbed us as the police service of our tradition to bid the men and women of the law, with a befitting official SAPS send-off,” “The virus robs us of an opportunity to come together in our collective loss and comfort each other as the SAPS and the families of our fallen members,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “May you find some closure, knowing that your loved ones were the calibre of officers who served and protected the people of this country. They served the nation with diligence and utmost determination” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, September 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I will continue to be loud and say any attack to a police officer is a direct attack to the authority of the state and it should be regarded as treason," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The deaths of these 40 members should not be in vain. Their loss should remind us all of the importance of community policing partnerships and the need for all of us to be active in the fight against crime" External link

news24 Sunday, September 6, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele maintained : “They (women) don’t need our protection, they need their space, they’re capable, they’re bright, they can do things. This idea of protecting them gives [men] the idea of ownership as if they’re our pets. They are not our pets. They are fully-fledged human beings,” External link

iol Saturday, September 5, 2020 10:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The report I’ve received indicates that the investigators are following up on strong leads. Overall, the police have made significant progress in bringing those allegedly behind similar attacks around the KZN north farming area to book. Since last year, seven such attacks took place and the police have made arrests in all the cases,” External link

citizen Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The report I've received indicates that the investigators are following up on strong leads. Overall, the police have made significant progress in bringing those allegedly behind similar attacks around the KZN north farming area to book. Since last year, seven such attacks took place and the police have made arrests in all the cases," External link

news24 Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : “The FCS [Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences] unit has made significant strides in securing justice for victims, and detectives continue to put together watertight cases to secure multiple life sentences,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If anyone feels they’ve been let down by any man or woman in blue, they can contact the GBVF complaints line: 0800 333 177,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Allow me to start this dialogue by sharing my vision with you … to have a young woman walking alone in the middle of the night from wherever she is coming from and wherever she is going without a fear of being harassed, assaulted, raped, or even murdered by a man. This is a vision that all of us will have to fight hard and be hopeful that it is realised during our lifetime,” “The brutal killing of women in this country is a shame I carry each day as a South African, as a cabinet member, as a member of society, a father, a husband and a man out there. It’s a fact, men commit these heinous gender-based crimes. It is often men that the women know, men that they love, men that they trust and expect protection from” External link

iol Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Sexual Offences ) : "The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit has trained specialist detectives to investigate gender-based violence crimes," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The first six months of this year saw 217 life sentences handed down," "From the start of April 2020 to date, 21,203 cases of domestic violence were reported, with 14,799 suspects charged" External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This cannot be the work of the police and the courts alone,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, September 1, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are not supposed to shoot community members. There are things that get out of hand but you cannot destroy property, you cannot injure, the people and all of that. We wish the discussions can be better, because the peaceful way is the best,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “People don’t have to have faith in me, have faith in the system. If we find police were responsible on this one, they will go to prison like all other South Africans,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are people that are not innocent that have found an opportunity to drive their businesses and their own things. We have to act on the police where they are wrong,” External link

the-star Monday, August 31, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community" External link

allafrica Monday, August 31, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A young innocent soul has been killed," External link

modernghana Friday, August 28, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hope they will find what happened and then we will be able to report to the community, but we won’t spare anybody. Whoever has committed the crime will have to face the law, it doesn’t matter who that person is,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Therefore, the SAPS regularly advertises vacancies for promotion and appointment, to ensure that service delivery is not compromised. Although the process for the enlistment of 7 000 police trainees was suspended, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the SAPS is considering the permanent enlistment of an estimated 3 000 active serving reservists in October [2020],” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Suitable, former police officers who left the SAPS in the rank of constable, sergeant and warrant officer, have been invited to apply for re-enlistment. They will be posted where there is currently a shortage of personnel, including but not limited to, specialised units such as the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Crimes, the Public Order Policing unit, as well as newly established units, like the Taxi Violence [Unit], Cold Case Investigation and Murder and Robbery Units,” External link

citizen Friday, August 28, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hope they will find what happened and then we will be able to report to the community, but we won't spare anybody. Whoever has committed the crime will have to face the law, it doesn't matter who that person is," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A young innocent soul has been killed," External link

pulse Friday, August 28, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community” External link

sanews Friday, August 28, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Therefore, the SAPS regularly advertises vacancies for promotion and appointment, to ensure that service delivery is not compromised. Although the process for the enlistment of 7 000 police trainees was suspended, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the SAPS is considering the permanent enlistment of an estimated 3 000 active serving reservists in October [2020]," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Suitable, former police officers who left the SAPS in the rank of constable, sergeant and warrant officer, have been invited to apply for re-enlistment. They will be posted where there is currently a shortage of personnel, including but not limited to, specialised units such as the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Crimes, the Public Order Policing unit, as well as newly established units, like the Taxi Violence [Unit], Cold Case Investigation and Murder and Robbery Units," External link

news24 Friday, August 28, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We hear what you are saying. A young, innocent soul has been killed. The allegation is that a member of the SAPS is involved in that killing, therefore, police cannot investigate themselves. That is the reason the case has been given to IPID [Independent Police Investigative Directorate] to investigate what exactly happened. We hope they will find what happened and we will then be able to report [back] to the community” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 28, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are not supposed to shoot community members. There are things that get out of hand but you cannot destroy property, you cannot injure, the people and all of that. We wish the discussions can be better, because the peaceful way is the best,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “People don’t have to have faith in me, have faith in the system. If we find police were responsible on this one, they will go to prison like all other South Africans,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are people that are not innocent that have found an opportunity to drive their businesses and their own things. We have to act on the police where they are wrong,” External link

iol Friday, August 28, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The lives of these young officers were cut short by a man who chose to drink and act irresponsibly. While the alcohol ban has been lifted under lockdown Level 2, it still remains the responsibility of those who consume alcohol to do so without putting themselves and those around them in danger. If alcohol was consumed at home as per government's directive, the loss of lives could have been avoided," External link

news24 Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police officers will continue in their numbers, to enforce the law and clamp down hard, especially on reckless behaviour brought on by alcohol abuse," External link

news24 Monday, August 24, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I agree with (ANC MP) Bheki Hadebe that there is nothing wrong in swapping suits with orange overalls. Minister Lamola is paying for those things," External link

iol Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “All generals, they don’t lose their title of being generals,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “We can talk a bit to educate him [Whitfield] about these matters,” External link

citizen Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "All generals, they don't lose their title of being generals," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : "We can talk a bit to educate him [Whitfield] about these matters," External link

news24 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "It will be speculation, whatever we say about his death at the present moment. As you know, the law says if they (suspect) die in the hands of the police, IPID (Independent Police Investigative Directorate) must investigate," External link

iol Monday, August 17, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, early this morning, we received information that the guy has committed suicide. The Ipid is investigating. We will wait for the report of the Ipid, and you know, as the law says, if they die in the hands of the police, Ipid must investigate,” External link

eyewitness-news Monday, August 17, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We’ve told the police that there are more bodies buried in the area [and] we have strengthened the team investigating the case. We’ve put more investigators, more skilled people, forensics and psychologists, to make sure that we leave no stone unturned,” External link

sanews Monday, August 17, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

citizen Sunday, August 16, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We couldn't just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest, who they believe have a case to answer to," External link

news24 Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services are looking at this issue," External link

business-standard Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We couldn’t just sit by and accept that women are getting murdered. I am satisfied that this team has already brought in two people of interest who they believe have a case to answer to,” External link

iol Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services are looking at this issue,” External link

expressindia Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "These statistics show major decreases in all crime categories compared to the same comparative period last year," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

aljazeera-en Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue (the mass criminalisation of South Africans),” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These official figures also show a reduction in crimes committed against women and children during Levels 4 and 5 of the lockdown,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This means there were 53 891 less cases of murder, attempted murder, assault GBH, common robbery and common assault reported compared to the same reporting period,” “The drop in crime cases is also demonstrated by a 29.4% decline in contact-related crimes made up of arson and malicious damage to property” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Ladies and gentlemen, yes, indeed the first quarter of the 2020/2021 period was a much safer time to live in in this country,” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

eyewitness-news Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will not claim easy victories. The conditions were completely different. As they change, life will be tougher. We will work hard and not rest after this, we have learnt a lot,” External link

businessday Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

modernghana Friday, August 14, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will not claim easy victories. The conditions were completely different. As they change, life will be tougher. We will work hard and not rest after this, we have learnt a lot,” External link

businessday Friday, August 14, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele indiqué : "A ce jour, 298.252 personnes ont été arrêtées et accusées d'infraction à la Loi sur la gestion des catastrophes. 181.579 personnes ont été libérées après avoir été mises en demeure de comparaître devant un tribunal. 28.337 personnes arrêtées ont été reconnues coupables de violations constituant des infractions liées à l'alcool, aux rassemblements, aux transports, aux affaires, et des infractions transnationales" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, August 14, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is equally important to acknowledge that the unavailability of alcohol also had a role to play. This is evident in the decreased numbers of cases of contact crimes which plummeted by 37.4%,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 14, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Worryingly, there has been an increased number of attacks on schools and liquor outlets during this time, with 2,692 burglaries reported at educational premises and 1,246 liquor outlets were targeted,” “A total of 1,186 suspects have been arrested for these crimes” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, August 14, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

pulse Friday, August 14, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Maintaining high-density visibility during a pandemic has come at a high cost. Despite our best efforts to keep the virus at bay by wearing protective equipment, sanitizing our hands, vehicles and work stations and by maintaining social distancing while enforcing the law, over 14 thousand (14 182) of our members tested positive for Covid-19. The majority of these infections occurred when the officers were in the front lines,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalize South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue,” “Of course we know that the decreased crime levels were impacted largely by the fact that South Africans heeded the call to stay at home. And it goes without saying that the conditions for crime to thrive were not normal. There were also more boots on the ground to ensure high police visibility and mass adherence to the Disaster Management Act” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There has also been a big drop in the number of sexual offences, recording a 39.7% drop on crimes such as rape and sexual assault. A 40.4% decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But it is also time we as a country start having a frank and open discussion about alcohol and the real effect it has on society. The evidence is clear from these figures that the absence of alcohol leads to safer communities,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele concluded : “A total of 163 officers were arrested from the start of lockdown from violating the very same lockdown regulations they were meant to enforce. We are also hopeful that the Police Independent Investigative Directorate will bring finality, in its investigations into allegations of police brutality including allegations of death at the hands of SAPS and armed forces,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Also the way we drink – if people don’t drink in a measured way, it’s easier to fight, rape or murder. But communities, civil society and government will have to work together on ways to regulate this,” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Unfortunately, most of the people arrested will come out with criminal records and it is not our aim to criminalise South Africans. This is why the minister of justice and correctional services is looking at this issue," External link

news24 Friday, August 14, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : "A 40.4 percent decrease in the number of rape cases were reported during the three months," External link

afp-en Friday, August 14, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These statistics show major decreases in all crime categories compared to the same comparative period last year. Indeed, the statistics we will release today, paint a never seen before ‘rosy’ picture of a peaceful South Africa experiencing a ‘crime holiday’,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we can’t claim easy victories, we acknowledge that the circumstances that led to the declining numbers were distorted. But even if distorted, it was a better time in South Africa because more lives were saved,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are certainly many lessons to be learnt from these recent figures as the SAPS, and how we must channel resources where they are needed most in an effort to sustain these low numbers,” “The conditions were completely different from the normal situation and as they change, conditions going forward, life will be tougher,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 14, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While we can’t claim easy victories, we acknowledge that the circumstances that led to the declining numbers were distorted. But even if distorted, it was a better time in South Africa because more lives were saved,” External link

sanews Friday, August 14, 2020 5:48:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We’ll be going there tomorrow to enhance the forces on the ground so that we stop this thing. It’s a thing that should be stopped before more and more of our women are killed. Five is already a big number, we’ll go there to stop any further [murders],” External link

citizen Friday, August 14, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "On the South Coast we witnessed some of the gruesome murders. We are glad to say we have two people we are questioning," External link

iol Friday, August 14, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The role of the Ipid is a very important one for us as the South African Police Service and we hope the directorate remains a corrective body and not a punitive one for our members,” External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Ntlatseng’s appointment couldn’t have come at a better time as the country marks Women’s Month and when the government is improving gender representation by appointing more women in positions of power as heads of institutions and in senior management positions," External link

iol Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Fellow South Africans, this category of crime has terrorised most households and communities as most of these crimes happen behind closed doors and only publicised when the offence has been committed and in most cases when victims of crimes are no more,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Awareness campaigns on GBVF must be intensified; private sector and gender activists’ organisations must work together with government to defeat the scourge and expose perpetrators in this regard,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We would like to pay our respect and salute the role of our departed members in the fight against crime. We also want to convey our sincere condolences to their families, their children, spouses and colleagues,” External link

sanews Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “On average 57 people are murdered a day, which brings us close to a war zone ... yet we are not at war‚” External link

businessday Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “On average 57 people are murdered a day, which brings us close to a war zone ... yet we are not at war‚” External link

businessday Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele adiantou : “É preocupante, tendo em conta que as instituições de ensino estão a ser palco de focos de violência sexual, com 380 casos relatados em escolas, universidades, faculdades ou creches” External link

jornaldeangola Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele added : "All crimes under this category indicated a major decrease, including burglary at residential premises which has declined by 6.7%," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Commissioners put more resources but also extra training to the members that are there," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Thirdly, we have taken the decision to say we need the focus as we did in the Western Cape, to go and try stabilise the province. Also, Glebelands is part of Umlazi, hostels give us a lot of problems,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We also want to convey our sincere condolences to their families, their children, spouses and colleagues,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are laws in this country and we followed those laws. For now the appointment of the head of Ipid is by the Minister of Police,” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There are 300 investigators, and they will give us results under the direction of Miss Dikeledi (Ntlatseng),” External link

iol Friday, July 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Awareness campaigns on gender-based violence and femicide must be intensified; private sector and gender activists’ organisations must work together with government to defeat the scourge and expose perpetrators in this regard,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "For those good men and women who do their work, bravo to them," External link

news24 Friday, July 31, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is of concern that Educational institutions are becoming hotbeds for sexual violence, 380 cases of rape were reported at either schools, universities, colleges or daycare facilities,” External link

citizen Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While not undermining the gravity of the scourge of GBV in the country, it is important to clarify that this increase is actually in relation to the number of distressed calls made to the GBV Command Centre, and not necessarily reported cases,” External link

citizen Friday, July 31, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The crime statistics are an important link in the value chain of the statistics system, which informs policy direction in the criminal justice system. The involvement of Statistics South Africa further ensures the data integrity in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Fellow South Africans, this category of crime has terrorised most households and communities as most of these crimes happen behind closed doors and are only publicised when the offence has been committed and in most cases when victims of crimes are no more,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The crime statistics are an important link in the value chain of the statistics system, which informs policy direction in the criminal justice system. The involvement of Statistics South Africa further ensures the data integrity in the process,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 1:40:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The month of June, for some reason, was a terrible month. We lost almost 29 women in one month,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, July 31, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “He knows there is a bill,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Ten years [ago], Cele was the head of the South African Police,” “If he [Whitfield] feels there should be some investigation on that, he has all the liberty to go put that on Ipid to investigate Cele” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele answered : “There are 300 investigators, it is not the head that investigates,” External link

citizen Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There are laws in this country and we follow those laws. Until those laws are changed, nothing is going to be changing. " External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "He knows there is a bill," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele answered : "There are 300 investigators, it is not the head that investigates," External link

news24 Thursday, July 30, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If you left otherwise, please, don’t look at us,” External link

citizen Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Family violence, child protection and sexual offence units continues to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV-related cases" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 25, 2020 3:51:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "He messed up in the police," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Far too often, women are being murdered by those they love and trust. Their children are not spared, nor are their unborn children. Their lives are ended in the most brutal way. Chairperson, I repeat, there are far too many women killed in South Africa, many by people known to them,” “The accelerating scourge of gender-based violence is affecting everyone, both young and old. We should all agree that this is a societal challenge that needs all of us to deal with it decisively. It cannot be police alone. I repeat gender-based violence is everybody’s responsibility, hence I also call on gender activists to work with existing structures to solidify the fight on crimes against women and children” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “FCS units continue to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV related cases,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “However this does not imply that GBV is a gender issue; we have dedicated men who are detectives in this environment and who are passionate and highly professional in executing their duties – the unit itself is headed by a male, Major General Linda,” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Lastly on this subject honourable members, the tide must change on how we respond to GBV matters. The victims of GBV should not be the ones forced to flee their homes to seek places of safety,” “Chairperson, it is time we turn things around and force abusers to be the ones who are cast out of their homes and not the victims” External link

citizen Friday, July 24, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Far too often, women are being murdered by those they love and trust. Their children are not spared, nor are their unborn children. Their lives are ended in the most brutal way. Chairperson, I repeat, there are far too many women killed in South Africa, many by people known to them," "The accelerating scourge of gender-based violence is affecting everyone, both young and old. We should all agree that this is a societal challenge that needs all of us to deal with it decisively. It cannot be police alone. I repeat gender-based violence is everybody's responsibility, hence I also call on gender activists to work with existing structures to solidify the fight on crimes against women and children" External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "FCS units continue to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV related cases," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "However this does not imply that GBV is a gender issue; we have dedicated men who are detectives in this environment and who are passionate and highly professional in executing their duties - the unit itself is headed by a male, Major General Linda," External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Lastly on this subject honourable members, the tide must change on how we respond to GBV matters. The victims of GBV should not be the ones forced to flee their homes to seek places of safety," "Chairperson, it is time we turn things around and force abusers to be the ones who are cast out of their homes and not the victims" External link

news24 Friday, July 24, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Family violence, child protection and sexual offence units continues to secure harsh sentences and multiple life imprisonments for GBV-related cases” External link

sanews Friday, July 24, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We are looking for a criminal, whether it is a political criminal, whether it is a religious criminal, somebody here has been killed and the person that kills is a criminal” External link

iol Monday, July 20, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We have picked one person as the South African police. The police will be investigating and further questioning that person. " External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "The problem with the stories of political hits is that sometimes they come as a diversion and you begin to chase a wild goose" External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "It is part of the investigation, but I did go and see the scene. One thing for sure, there was quite a lot of struggle. " External link

iol Sunday, July 19, 2020 7:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is him [the suspect] who will give us the motivation [for Matsena’s killing], it’s not us who will be speculating about it,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele added : "At the present moment we are looking for a criminal. Whether he is a political criminal or religious criminal, the fact is somebody here has been killed and a person that kills another person is a criminal and that is what we are looking for," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We hope he will tell us why and what happened. I hope the family wants to hear why it happened. We are currently under stress because we have the other enemy that has attacked the nation and Gauteng is under stress from Covid-19," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele explained : “If it is prohibited to be sold, it is prohibited to be bought. Police have a right to seek the receipt of where you have bought the cigarettes. The onus is on you to tell us, where did you buy those cigarettes,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, July 17, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "People are allowed to drink alcohol in private, inside their homes or their yards but not in public spaces, on pavements or in their vehicles. Law enforcement officials have been instructed to act resolutely to enforce compliance with the regulations, arresting those who breach the regulations and ensuring that they are successfully prosecuted. Convictions will result in either fines or jail terms depending on the discretion of the court," External link

iol Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "This state of affairs is not acceptable. The cluster commits to ensuring that all members of the community are protected against all forms of crimes," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Alcohol may be consumed in private but it may not be transported, sold or dispensed at any liquor outlet, whether [it is a] bottle store, bar, shebeen and restaurant,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The wearing of a cloth face mask or homemade face-covering item that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory for every person when in a public space,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Convictions will result in either fines or jail terms, depending on the discretion of the court,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “There will also be random stop and search operations to ensure that the prohibition on the trade of alcohol and tobacco is not being subverted” External link

citizen Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "There will also be random stop and search operations to ensure that the prohibition on the trade of alcohol and tobacco is not being subverted" External link

news24 Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Drivers and operators [of] public transport and shop keepers will be responsible for ensuring that anyone who boards their vehicle or who enters their premises is wearing a mask. If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Because we also tried twice, we went to the process of headhunting, which is allowed but also has its own processes," External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "That process continued after we had requested an extension from the Office of the Speaker," External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We will break the transmission, If we are responsible during this pandemic,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “That one we were there until 4am but that person was able to break off the cameras and he or she had a very good choice of stealing,” External link

citizen Wednesday, July 15, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “the day after, it jumped to 55” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Drivers and operators [of] public transport and shop keepers will be responsible for ensuring that anyone who boards their vehicle or who enters their premises is wearing a mask. If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Last week, as the Minister of Police, I instructed all members of the South African Police Service to ensure that they prioritise the fight against gender-based violence throughout the pandemic and beyond. "We are urging all officers to improve their responses to crimes committed against women, children and other vulnerable groups,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We urge everyone to be vigilant and to protect themselves from the criminals. The cluster will be partnering with community policing forums and community safety forums to fight the surge of crime,” External link

iol Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If they fail to do so, they will be committing an offence and can be charged accordingly,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “This state of affairs is not acceptable. The cluster commits to ensuring that all members of the community are protected against all forms of crimes. We urge everyone to be vigilant and to protect themselves,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have released a total of 6 128 inmates thus far,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The strategy has enabled DCS to ensure the wellbeing of inmates and officials. All inmates have access to quality healthcare, in line with the provisions of the United Nations Minimum Standards for the Treatment of Prisoners,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also recorded 2 235 recoveries, of which 1 231 cases are inmates. DCS appreciates the officials dedicated to flattening the curve of COVID-19 in our correctional facilities. We will continue working towards eliminating all active cases,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "As we, ourselves, continue to be part of this fight, we are also falling victim to the same war. We are also becoming infected, some of us are also succumbing to this deadly virus," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We do take serious the issue of farm safety” External link

citizen Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We do take serious the issue of farm safety" External link

news24 Friday, July 10, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “I am addressing you as a police minister who is appreciative of the hard work you have put in over the past three months,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Armed with your masks, gloves hand sanitisers and other protective gear, the SAPS rose to the occasion. You left the comforts of your homes and went out into the eye of the storm when the public heeded [President Cyril Ramaphosa’s] call to stay at home,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Members, if you test positive, be reminded that you are not alone!” “Virtual psychological services and support will continue to be available to you as you self-isolate and recover” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “While your role has always been important in defending the communities you serve. This time you have been sent on an extra mission to protect and serve with selfless patriotism and dedication in the fight against Covid-19,” External link

citizen Friday, July 10, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The imposition of the curfew during level 4 had a significantly positive effect on compliance with the regulations. The restriction of movement between districts and provinces ensured the confinement of individuals to their places of residence and assisted in curbing crime,” “The ban on the sale of liquor during levels 5 and 4 had a positive effect on levels of compliance and on reduced levels of violent crime” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police are investigating criminality that happened in front of the whole world. We saw a human being treated like a pig,” External link

the-star Monday, July 6, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The Special Branch arrested me many times while I was growing up. They even slapped me, but they never dragged me out of my place while I’m naked,” “They always said ‘dress first and come with us’ when they arrested me. I never saw [what happened to Qolani]” External link

dailymaverick Monday, July 6, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We believe that these structures are illegitimate and the only thing these structures do is cause havoc," External link

news24 Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Of the investigations, 36 were so far finalised. Of that 36 cases, 20 were found to be valid charges and one resulted in disciplinary action against an officer. No criminal charges have been instituted in any of the matters that were finalised," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police are constantly reminded of the human rights framework they work under. Nobody supports police brutality, but police will use proportional force to defend themselves and protect innocent lives. They are also allowed to use deadly force and that is what the law says, not me," External link

news24 Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not just the regulations, not just the minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs , or minister of police, it’s a full bench of a senior court in the Republic of SA. So, if people [buy or sell cigarettes], that is to commit a crime, so there must be a criminal record. You did it knowing full well that you are not supposed to,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is on that score that the department of justice has come to the police to discuss how we look at those [minor infringements], but there are some who have been found working with organised cartels, transporting cigarettes ... those will have to stay with their criminal records, but on petty [offences], the minister of justice is looking at that,” External link

businessday Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I thought this province has gone past these things. By looking at the figures, in May and June, eight people have been murdered in suspected political killings,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

iol Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The police have to move swiftly so that as a community you do not have to choose to retaliate… It’s clear that somebody just wanted to kill somebody. There were seven people inside, originally there were 10. Three of them left, seven came in between, they just opened fire, there was no aiming, they just wanted everyone dead,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “If society works together on this one, we will have better results, rather than people pointing fingers [at] who is responsible” External link

citizen Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I still want to sit down with many people and talk about police brutality because I wonder if they understand what police brutality is,” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "If society works together on this one, we will have better results, rather than people pointing fingers [at] who is responsible" External link

news24 Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “But on the first day of alcohol sales being permitted, there were 40 fatalities; on the second day, we lost 51 people; and last Friday, in a period of 12 hours, between 5pm and 5am, we lost another 69 people,” External link

iol Sunday, June 14, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Until Monday, 1 June, which is not an entirely dangerous day, for the first time since the lockdown, we got reports of 40 people killed. The next day there were 51 murders and there were 69 this past Sunday,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele warned : “Two officers were captured and put in a shack, and people were ready to burn them. They shouted, ‘we are revenging police brutality’. This might be a good campaign, but you are in the territory of the criminals because they are going to take over this one,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It was inappropriate to open alcohol now, I didn’t know there were leakers in Cabinet who went out, and said so and so said this in the meeting, and so and so said that… but we should have delayed it and allowed Covid-19 people their space and for people that are sick to get their space,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have been having zero rapes since the lockdown – a buyile manje (they have returned),” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We are very comfortable to say police that get out of the way we are able to respond to,” External link

citizen Friday, June 12, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele warned : "Two officers were captured and put in a shack, and people were ready to burn them. They shouted, 'we are revenging police brutality'. This might be a good campaign, but you are in the territory of the criminals because they are going to take over this one," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "It was inappropriate to open alcohol now, I didn't know there were leakers in Cabinet who went out, and said so and so said this in the meeting, and so and so said that but we should have delayed it and allowed Covid-19 people their space and for people that are sick to get their space," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We have been having zero rapes since the lockdown - a buyile manje (they have returned)," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We are very comfortable to say police that get out of the way we are able to respond to," External link

news24 Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Doctors are saying their systems are beginning to be clogged. The hospital beds that were available for ICU are now occupied by people who have been shot due to alcohol-related incidents,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We need to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as cases can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We need to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as cases can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

iol Wednesday, June 10, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Unfortunately, in those situations, we react. But it’s a question, we agree, we need to take up. We [need] to work very closely with all other structures and monitor closely gender-based violence, as [cases] can be brutal as we have seen with the two ladies,” External link

sanews Tuesday, June 9, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish to point out that the criminal proceeding surrounding the incident involving the late Mr Khosa are ongoing and are the subject matter of further investigations by the relevant officials with the South African Police Services. Such investigations, however, do not form part of the order dated 15 May 2020,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “For the South African Police Service, up to this point, we have had 841 infected members nationally, and 601 of them are in the Western Cape alone. That tells you that we have a problem in [the] Western Cape,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have 41,491 cases [that] have been finalised. There is a relation that is not very good here. Most of the people that have been arrested, they come from the hot[spot] areas. For instance, the Western Cape leads in terms of the people that have been arrested, and it also leads in terms of people that have been infected with coronavirus. Gauteng is second. There is a correlation between those people that don’t listen and the spread of the virus when you look at the figures here,” External link

iol Friday, June 5, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “These were contraventions that included liquor and cigarette-related offences, illegal gathering, failure to confine to a place of residence, cross border and inter-provincial movement and business-related offences. Of these, 241 had been fined while others were granted bail. While 41,491 cases have been finalised, over 20,000 cases are still under investigation,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, June 5, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We believe this sharp decline since April may be because of the lockdown which has limited the movement of people, as the handing over of firearms is not necessarily categorised as an essential service,” External link

iol Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on Level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty," "We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown" External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you... you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty,” “We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you… you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation,” External link

citizen Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "In April, there was little movement (of people), and this included those who would have surrendered their firearms as part of the amnesty period. Almost half of March and April was dead because everyone was on Level 5 lockdown. We thought it would be profound (sic) to request another period of amnesty," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "We believe the previous amnesty period was completely eaten away by the Covid-19 lockdown. One gun removed from a community, especially an illegal firearm leads to lives being saved. We urge that this period is granted to us. Communities have also raised the issue of being stuck in lockdown," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I want to make this point; nobody is going to force you you can keep your legal firearm. The owners must take extra care. We have had situations in Gauteng where a young boy comes to school with the gun of his father. That is a dangerous situation," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown,” External link

independent-UG Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

modernghana Monday, June 1, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown,” External link

vanguardngr Monday, June 1, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

pulse Monday, June 1, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

yahoo-au Monday, June 1, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "I wish (the) alcohol ban could be extended beyond lockdown," External link

afp-en Monday, June 1, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "It is quite concerning that while most provinces have seen a decline in the contact crime category, KwaZulu-Natal appears to be leading with murders since the lockdown. This current state of affairs needs to be halted before it escalates," External link

news24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Police must be capacitated to ensure a balance between enforcing lockdown regulations and fulfilling their constitutional mandate of preventing and combating crime," External link

news24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

arkansasonline Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:39:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “They [liquor traders] shouldn’t be tempted [to break the law] but at 5 pm everybody closes, there is no sit-downs. So, don’t get tempted to break the law,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 29, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Persons travelling for purposes of moving to a new place of residence or caring for an immediate family member, attendance of funerals, transportation of mortal remains, obtaining medical treatment, persons returning to their place of residence from a quarantine or isolation facility will require permits which can be obtainable from the authority concerned. SAPS and other law enforcement agencies will continue to monitor local and interprovincial movements by holding roadblocks on national highways and rotating in suburbs, cities and towns,” External link

citizen Friday, May 29, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Most of the people who had been arrested come from hot spot areas. The Western Cape (57 000 arrests) leads in people who have been arrested and Gauteng (47 000) comes second," External link

iol Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : "We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa's land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market," External link

startribune Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, as well as the sale of these products in the black market,” External link

beaumontenterprise Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not illegal to smoke the cigarettes in your house when it has been there. The only problem is when we find it in a car, and you fail to show us where did you get the cigarette, and when did you get the cigarette,” “If you say you have bought the cigarette, here is the receipt; we have got two options there: to get you and go [or to] get the person who sold the cigarette to you. But if the cigarette was there in your thousand looses and you’re smoking at home, we are not going to come into your house to arrest you” External link

citizen Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “In relation to serious and violent crime, ...there was a dramatic decline in especially the contact crime category which includes domestic violence,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa´s land borders with Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” External link

thenews-pk Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “It is not illegal to smoke cigarettes in your house. The only problem is when you fail to show us when and where you got the cigarettes. Buying cigarettes and the sale is illegal. Until those regulations are removed it will remain an offence to do such,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We shall not call the police to be sacrificial lambs,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “By the way, that law, Section 49, even instructs the arrestor, the police, to use deadly force, these are the words, these are the words in the law, deadly force, if the life of a citizen or the life of the arrestor is in danger, use the deadly force,” External link

citizen Friday, May 22, 2020 6:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have never called the police to be brutal and get outside the law because police themselves, you’ll find that they’re under attack and then have to defend themselves there,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Accordingly, the arrested persons were either issued with fines or released with warning, while some are out on bail and those cases relating to more serious offences are before the respective courts in the country,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “The numbers are in reference to reported cases. Therefore, there is a possibility that there could be victims at home who have not or cannot report to the police for a different reason,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, May 22, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Organised crime syndicates have taken advantage of the lockdown and have expanded their illegal trade into illicit and counterfeit alcohol and cigarette sales,” External link

businessday Friday, May 22, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele told : “In relation to serious and violent crime, …there was a dramatic decline in especially the contact crime category which includes domestic violence,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, May 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We have also observed an increase in smuggling of contraband (liquor and tobacco) between South Africa’s land borders with Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, May 22, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “So far, we have 611 members that have tested positive for COVID-19 and 101 recoveries, with the Western Cape leading with 441 positive cases, and the Eastern Cape follows, with 47 positive cases,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “We know that criminals are opportunistic. So organised crime syndicates have taken advantage of the lockdown especially on the ban of alcohol and cigarettes, and have expanded their illegal trade into the illegal market of illicit and counterfeit alcohol and cigarette sales,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : “Actually, when we refer to gender based violence, these would cover all crimes against women and children as well as the LGBTQI community. For instance, if a woman walking to the shops is mugged and robbed at gunpoint of her personal belongings by a random suspect, that incident is recorded as a crime against a woman and therefore falls under GBV,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said : "Once a building is temporarily shut for decontamination, alternative accommodation is arranged for the CSC so that our communities still have access to service points. SAPS has sent out alerts and notices to immediately inform the public of alternative accommodation at stations where members have tested positive," External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Kwazulu Natal ) : "The highest number almost mirrors the provincial infection rates, with the Western Cape in the lead, followed by the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng," External link

eyewitness-news Friday, May 22, 2020 4:14:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele présenté : "Etes-vous plus grands que le président ? Est-ce que Mahomet est plus grand que le président ? lance l’un des policiers aux fidèles. Dans un communiqué dimanche, " External link

koaci Monday, April 27, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele adiantou : "nesta fase é preciso enfatizar que a única permissão que se pode obter da corporação ou de um magistrado é a de viajar através das fronteiras provinciais para se atender a funerais" External link

portalangop Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele disse : “Devido ao confinamento e à maior visibilidade reforçada pelo destacamento da SANDF (Força Nacional de Defesa) e outras variáveis, como a proibição da venda de bebidas alcoólicas, registámos uma queda significativa na maioria das categorias de crime” External link

dnoticias Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Bheki Cele anasema : “Kamwe isitokee tena tukaja hapa kutoa takwimu kama hizo. Haiwezekani Waafrika Kusini wanaishi katika hofu kama hiyo, msongo kama huo na mauaji kama hayo,” External link

mtanzania Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
commissioners1.00%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
general5.00%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
member3.67%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
predecessor2.67%EN03/23/201723/03/2017
committee member4.67%EN03/21/201721/03/2017
executive committee member1.00%EN03/21/201721/03/2017
minister5.00%EN03/12/201712/03/2017
deputy1.00%EN03/12/201712/03/2017
agriculture minister1.00%EN03/12/201712/03/2017
minister of agriculture1.33%EN12/13/201613/12/2016
commissioner38.67%EN12/04/201604/12/2016
Commissioner4.00%EN11/30/201630/11/2016
chief1.33%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
national police chief0.67%EN10/18/201618/10/2016
former police commissioner0.67%EN07/07/201607/07/2016
fisheries minister1.00%EN05/22/201622/05/2016
successor1.00%EN03/08/201508/03/2015
ministre1.00%FR02/20/201520/02/2015
former police chief3.00%EN04/23/201423/04/2014
police commissioner17.00%EN11/15/201315/11/2013
police chief3.00%EN04/08/201208/04/2012
generale0.67%IT12/12/201012/12/2010
general0.67%PT05/13/201013/05/2010
national commissioner0.67%EN11/12/200912/11/2009
local government official0.33%EN12/24/200624/12/2006
Names Lang Count
Bheki CeleEN51.67%
Bheki CeleFR12.47%
Bheki CeleDE11.80%
Bheki CeleSW11.80%
Bheki CeleAF11.80%
Bheki CeleSA0.45%


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Roux said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “The only way to decriminalise a South African is if an amendment is made either to the [disaster management] Act, or if the constitution is amended to say the infringements are no longer considered an offence and people can now apply for an expungement,” “But there will be difficulty in doing that – and to be honest I think Mr Cele made a comment before really thinking it through” External link

citizen Saturday, August 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Nkoana Mashabane said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “He (Cele) says now he’s being asked to put a policeman next to every bedroom,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Noxolo Kweza said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “Unfortunately, we don’t give out statistics. Only the minister (Police Minister Bheki Cele) does that,” External link

the-star Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Bheki Cele ) : “I’m unhappy to hear that there is another journalist who has had to flee the country and go into Lesotho for fear of either being arrested or fear of being dealt with,” “I’m going to direct Police Minister Bheki Cele to make sure that he (journalist) has safe passage back into South Africa and that he should not be molested in anyway” External link

lestimes Friday, June 12, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Bheki Cele said ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Our condolences go out to the families and colleagues of six of our members who have succumbed to the virus. Two of these members passed away yesterday in the Western Cape, bringing to total four Covid-19 related deaths in the province. The Western Cape also made up the bulk of confirmed cases with 411 cases. The Eastern Cape followed with 47 cases. There have been 101 recoveries, Cele said. " External link

iol Friday, May 22, 2020 3:57:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde dit ( about Bheki Cele ) : "Nous avons fixé une date de réunion pour que le ministre Cele réponde à notre différend intergouvernemental avec lui sur l'insuffisance des ressources allouées à notre province, et nous espérons qu'il va finir par se présenter, pour nous et pour l'ensemble des habitants de notre province" External link

french.china.org.cn Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT