Media Invitation: Security Cluster Ministers and City of Cape Town respond to Khayelitsha community safety needs

WESTERN CAPE - The community of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, will on Monday, 18 July 2022 have an opportunity to engage Ministers in the Security Cluster, senior management of the South African Police Service (SAPS) officials from the Department of Community Safety and City of Cape Town, on the work done by the national departments and provincial government to address their crime concerns.

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Ngungubele will, during the community engagement, provide cross sectoral and cross departmental solutions emanating from the Khayelitsha Response Summit, which last met on the 16th of June 2022.

The community engagement is a response to high incidents of contact crimes that have been reported in the Khayelitsha township, most recently the multiple shootings that have claimed the lives of eleven people over the weekend.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event, which will unfold in three phases.

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Inspection of an operational SAPS parade

Time: 08:00

Venue: 35 Squadron in Belhar

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Liquor destruction

Time: 8:30

Venue: 35 Squadron in Belhar

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Ministerial Imbizo

Time: 10:00

Venue: Desmond Tutu Community Hall, c/o Govan Bheki and Cekeca Road Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

Source: South African Police Service