Police Minister General Bheki Cele strongly condemns shooting at of six Anti-Gang Unit members
Police Minister General Bheki Cele condemns in the strongest possible terms the shooting and attack of six Anti-Gang Unit members in the Samora Machel precinct in the
early hours of this morning while on a tracing operation of suspects.
Anti-Gang Unit members had just apprehended one suspect who led them to another suspect sought for serious crime when shots came from one of the shacks in the Sweet Home Farm informal settlement.
The area is difficult to access with a terrain that is poorly lit and shacks are erected close to each other.
Two of the six attacked AGU members are in a critical condition and four others
are receiving medical attention.
The South African Police Service Management has issued a 72 hour activation plan and wishes a speedy recovery to the six Anti-Gang Unit members. Minister Cele will today, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 visit hospitalized AGU member and the crime scene.
"Attacking members of the South African Police Service is an attack on the state, safety of our men and women in blue remains high on the agenda of the SAPS and is at the heart of the SAPS's strategic imperatives to ensure the safety of our members," said Minister Cele.