PRETORIA- New appointed police minister Bheki Cele gave marching orders at his rousing speech, as the National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole officially welcomed Cele back to the police at a parade in Pretoria on Friday.
He took the chance to announce his plans to improve the police force, he wanted to ensure the police management is available at all hours and that the cellphone numbers of station commanders, provincial commanders and generals are made public.
He said, “We are here again to squeeze the space for criminals to zero. SAPS members, my family, we are together, reducing the crime levels to zero!”
Cele said with available resources, manpower and technology the police will be able to respond better to crime.
“I’ve got no doubt that we are ready to respond to the call made by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa when he said ‘thuma mina’ (send me)!”
“I say, let us take the call and be loud in teaching the hardcore criminals to understand the fearless language of police,” he said.
He demanded more “meaningful emphasis” to what “informs our fundamental existence as the police force towards the successful delivery of our mandate”.
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