Police minister Bheki Cele painted a picture of what Mamelodi should look like in two weeks at the special crime combat and reaction team launch held on Friday, 1 March at the Rethabile sports ground, in Mamelodi east. “In two weeks Mamelodi will be a peaceful place and no longer a prison. Women will be able to walk alone at night without fear of being raped or attacked and the children will be free to play in the streets without fear”.
Minister Cele also shared his desire to visit the now dubbed “national hotspot” township at night “I want to walk the streets of Mamelodi at night without fear and without police assistance. I want to walk hand in hand with the women living in Mamelodi”.
Minister Cele also used the opportunity to address allegations of an alleged relationship with the man known as the Mamelodi boss and his gang that is accused of terrorising Mamelodi residents, notoriously known as Vusi ‘Khekhe’ Mathibela.
On Tuesday 05/03/19 Vusi Khekhe had an interview on Power FM where he announced that people were wrongfully using his name to commit the outrageous crimes. This was following an outburst where residents had decided to speak out against the alleged mob boss. Vusi challenged the community of Mamelodi to come forward if any had personally been involved in a dispute with him that resulted in any form of criminal reaction.
Minister Bheki Cele pleaded with the community of Mamelodi to work with this special unit to eradicate the crimes badly impacting Mamelodi.
By: MEGAN SELLO.