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Minister of Police Bheki Cele welcomes the arrest of 12 CIT suspects

Minister of Police General Bheki Cele has welcomed the arrest of 12 suspects through a multidisciplinary operation in Midrand on Friday, 05 October 2018. Proactive arrests of this nature are a clear sign of our commitment as the South African Police Service to fight crimes that instill unacceptable degrees of fear and terrorize South Africans. These are the results of the National Crime Prevention Strategy which is now in full gear.

Cash-in-transit related crimes like many other crimes impact directly on the economy of the country and perpetrators must be brought to book, the authority of the state must be felt and heard.

“The Ministry of Police and the South African Police Service are mandated by section 205 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to prevent, combat and investigate crime, this mandate we take very serious and we shall uphold at all times.” said Minister Cele

“As the South African Police Service we further continue to call upon communities to walk toe to toe with us by reporting any suspicious behavior or acts of crime and show no mercy to those who think our communities can be turned into a state of lawlessness where people do as they please.” concluded Minister Cele

Enquiries: Ms Reneilwe Serero: 072 492 0073

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