SA: Bheki Cele: Address by Police Minister, at the occasion of the release of the quarter three crime statistics 2020/21, Pretoria, Gauteng (19/02/2021)

19th February 2021

SA: Bheki Cele: Address by Police Minister, at the occasion of the release of the quarter three crime statistics 2020/21, Pretoria, Gauteng (19/02/2021)

Police Minister Bheki Cele

Deputy Minister of Police, Hon Cassel Mathale;
National Commissioner of the SAPS; General Kehla Sitole; 
National Head of the DPCI Lt General Lebeya
Deputy National Commissioners
Provincial Commissioners and Divisional Commissioners;
The Secretary for Police, Mr Alvin Rapea;
Senior Officers;
Heads of Entities;
All Heads of Department;
Members of the Media

Afternoon to you all

I hope that you’re all keeping safe under these trying times of COVID-19.

Covid 19 impact

The impact of the pandemic has been widely documented as well as the effect COVID-19 continues to have on our healthcare system, our economy and our livelihoods.

Yes, COVID-19 is also impacting on policing, infecting over 27 thousand members and claiming the lives of 570 of them.

It is indeed painful to see our members succumb to this unforgiving virus.

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