Gauteng Legislature welcomes intervention by Minister Bheki Cele in Westbury

Gauteng Community Safety Committee welcomes intervention by Minister Cele in Westbury

The Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety welcomes the intervention by Police Minister Bheki Cele in Westbury following a spate of shootings and violence in the area over the past few days.

Today the Minister visited the Westbury community to establish the effectiveness of operational responses by various law enforcement agencies to curb the rising levels of gang related violence in the area.

Earlier this week, the Committee called for the deployment of additional SAPS members in the area as well as the strong visibility and presence of Police.

The Committee is encouraged by the Minister’s visit and hopes it will yield tactical solutions to restore peace and stability in the area.

For interview requests with the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee please contact: Mr Thebe Khumalo on 072 266 1021 email: sends e-mail)

Province: Gauteng

Issued by: Gauteng Provincial Legislature

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Source: Government of South Africa