muggers moved in after the show was over.
But Cele is trying to achieve good policing with the limited resources available.
“We have lost the UN [United Nations] norm of policing, which says one policeman to 220 citizens. One police officer is now looking at almost double that,” Cele said in September.
An antigang unit has been deployed in the Western Cape to deal with gangsterism. It’s too soon to judge its efficacy, but the cops do seem to be taking action in areas where gang wars threaten innocent lives.
Cele has also been on the ground, holding meetings with land protesters in Hermanus and on the Cape Flats throughout 2018.
The police department did not get a clean audit from the auditor general because it failed to include information on irregular expenditure in its financial statements. Thembekile Kimi Makwetu also repeated throughout his report that the performance of the police department was difficult to gauge because the department “did not have an adequate performance management system”.