Cele dragged for focusing more on lockdown than gender-based violence

Cele dragged for focusing more on lockdown than gender-based violence

- Police minister Bheki Cele is facing criticism for focusing more on enforcing lockdown that policing gender-based violence

- South Africans are furious over the recent murders that have happened

- They took to social media to voice their frustration at the minister

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Police minister Bheki Cele has faced sharp criticism for his focus on enforcing lockdown rules but ignoring cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in the community.

Thousand of South Africans took to social media to call on Cele to act against GBV.

Briefly.co.za learned that there have been a number of violent crimes against women in particular during the lockdown period.

South Africans are still in shock at the deaths of Tshegofatso Pule and Naledi Phangindawo. Police have not arrested any suspects in the Pule murder case but a man has handed himself in connection with the murder of Phangindawo according to TimesLive.

Here is what Mzanzi had to say:

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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has slammed Minister of Police Bheki Cele for claiming there is no police brutality in South Africa.

Steenhuisen sarcastically replied: "Yes and every morning unicorns pull the sun into the sky and fairies push it down to bed at night, can we please get a new Police minister?" to Cele's remarks.

Cele has criticised the ANC’s Black Friday anti-racism campaign, saying it gave criminals a chance to turn the community against the police.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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