- Bheki Cele is sending trained officers into the Cape Flats to return peace to the streets
- The new Anti-Gang Unit will focus on taking on gangsters
- The unit has already arrested 21 suspects since it started working
The Cape Flats - and more specifically gangsters - will be targeted by a newly created Anti-Gang Unit.
Police officers of different levels of expertise have been drafted to the unit in order to take on gangs that make life hell in the Cape Flats.
The unit was inspected by Police Minister Bheki Cele in the Bishop Lavis community during a parade on Friday.
Cele praised the veteran officers for their commitment to restore law and peace to the Cape Flats.
64 unit members were present at the parade while other members were already patrolling communities.
EWN reports that Cele also told the officers that their aim is to protect those who are vulnerable
Since the unit was assembled a week ago, it has already apprehended 13 suspects on charges of murder. Another 6 suspects were taken in on charges of attempted murder.
Cele wants the Cape Flat residents to hope for a more peaceful future.
Gangsters, I repeat, gangsters, because they represent nobody...you must be tough on them in all forms.
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