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COVID-19: Cele issues warning to rogue police officers

COVID-19: Cele issues warning to rogue police officers Vusi.Bafetane Sat, 07/11/2020 - 08:20 Teaser Media Paragraphs Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned rogue officers that they won’t be spared if they break the rules they’re meant to enforce. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned rogue police officers, that they will not be spared if they break lockdown rules. Since the start of the lockdown, police officers have been highly visible, ensuring regulations are followed. READ: COVID-19: SAPS says services to continue if police stations close Unfortunately, some have let the police force down. Equipped with masks, gloves, hand-sanitizer and other protective gear, officers have conducted over 14,000 roadblocks and maintained high visibility at taxi ranks, markets, malls and other areas of potential mass gathering, but there are a few bad apples. There are a handful of officers who have embarrassed the organisation by breaking the very rules they were meant to enforce. But the majority of you continue to serve your country with excellence and pride throughout this pandemic, Cele said. The move from lockdown Level 5 to Level 3 has also seen a spike in the levels of crime. Cele says officers should ensure that the fight against Gender-Based Violence remains a priority throughout the pandemic and beyond. Police Minister Bheki Cele says South Africa has seen an increase in crime levels in areas where COVID-19 infections are on the rise. Cele addressed police officers after more than 100 days in lockdown. Courtesy #DStv403   - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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