South African Police Minister Bheki Cele says that in the next 24 hours, specialist police teams made up of the Tactical Response Team, Public Order Police and investigators, as well as additional patrol vehicles will descend on Diepsloot police station in Johannesburg to restore order following a spate of killings that triggered mass protests. “There are people who died here whose cases weren’t investigated properly. From October to December, 11 people died, but only four were arrested, and that is why we will bring a team of detectives who will work on these cases only,” Cele said. The secretary of the Diepsloot Community Policing Forum, Kutlwano Moalosi, said though that although they appreciated engaging with Cele, this was not the first time he had promised to deploy extra personnel.
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