Bheki Cele anti-gang unit fully operational in the Cape Flats
Major General Jeremy Vearey has confirmed that the specialised gang unit that Police Minister Bheki Cele spoke about a few weeks ago to be deployed in the Cape Flats and is already operational.
He says the unit's first response was in Lavender Hill where there was a gang shooting and the unit responded in an improved amount of time.
It is operational as from Tuesday and it is responding much better than before.Jeremy Vearey, WC Deputy Commissioner of Detectives
Vearey explained how the unit was formed and how it works.
It has a multidisciplinary and multi-operational stream, streams of policing under one command and that command is that of Major General Andre Lincoln.Jeremy Vearey, WC Deputy Commissioner of Detectives
It includes an intelligent input that involves resources that seek to identify threats correctly and accurately.Jeremy Vearey, WC Deputy Commissioner of Detectives
It has a dedicated investigative capacity that focuses on murder and attempted murders as well as Prevention of organised crimes (Poca).Jeremy Vearey, WC Deputy Commissioner of Detectives
To hear the rest of the conversation with Jeremy Vearey, listen below:
A primary school near Manenberg has repurposed wooden pallets to provide an extra layer of protection for learners and teachers.Read More
Five patients were discharged from ICU in one day at Groote Schuur Hospital following successful high-flow nasal oxygen treatment.Read More
On Monday Groote Schuur hospital was able to discharge five patients from critical care after being treated on HFNO machines.Read More
Inventor Pam Gordon has come up with Fresh Scent Mask Freshness Spray to encourage kids to keep their masks on...Read More
The Western Cape is no longer the province with the most coronavirus infections in the country, according to the latest statistics.Read More
The City of Cape Town's Alderman JP Smith tells Lester Kiewit how the public can help the city's disaster management teams.Read More
"The Stormers are all getting tested," says John Goliath. "It’s fantastic that they do it, but there’s a risk involved."Read More
Retired ConCourt Justice Johann Kriegler has defended Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng against what he describes as a vicious attack.Read More
A new children's book seeks to teach children about mixed-race heritage in South Africa and the beauty of diversity.Read More
For Trendspotting Thursdays Refilwe Moloto finds our more about telemedicine and its use during the coronavirus pandemic.Read More