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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”.

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