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We are making progress in the Senzo Meyiwa case - Bheki Cele

28 March 2019 1:39 PM
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Sindiso Magaqa
KZN political killings

Police Minister Bheki Cele speaks about the progress made in cases relating to political killings in KZN and Senzo Meyiwa case.

Police Minister Bheki Cele briefed the media on Thursday about the progress made in cases relating to political killings in KZN, including the murder of ANC Youth League general-secretary Sindiso Magaqa.

ANC mayor Mluleki Ndobe and municipal manager Zweliphansi Skhosana were arrested last week in connection with the murder of Magaqa but released days later due to insufficient evidence.

Cele has denied any cases have been withdrawn relating to political violence in KZN. Instead, he says that some charges were withdrawn.

The terms we are using "lack" and "insufficient" they don't mean there is no evidence. It is better that when a case gets to a level where people are arrested, it goes all the way without hiccups because it puts both the families of the accused and the victims under pressure.

Bheki Cele, Police minister

People working on those cases should work better than they have worked.

Bheki Cele, Police minister

Cele there are six cases which are being worked on. Some of those have been reinstated and back in court. He asks that the focus should not only be on the Mluleki Ndobe case.

These things do happen, not only in KZN. It happens all the time but because it happened to someone of a high profile - but I'm sure the investigators and prosecutors can explain exactly what happened.

Bheki Cele, Police minister

Cele also commented on the Senzo Meyiwa case stating that the police are working hard to make an arrest.

Sometimes it takes longer and the longer it takes, the more difficult it gets. We have started looking into the case properly since February and we want to avoid what happened to Mluleki Ndobe because it is a highly emotional case.

Bheki Cele, Police minister

But I can assure you there is progress and it is not a small progress. The problem is we can't be reporting to the nation every day that we are making progress.

Bheki Cele, Police minister

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


28 March 2019 1:39 PM
Tags:
Senzo Meyiwa
Bheki Cele
Sindiso Magaqa
KZN political killings

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