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sapsIndependent Media reports that according to Police Minister Bheki Cele, the SA Police Service (SAPS) has lost more than 600 officers due to Covid-19.

Cele, who was delivering his budget vote speech in the National Council of Provinces on Wednesday, said they would continue to intensify crime fighting in hotspot areas, but with many officers having lost their lives, the impact of Covid-19 has been felt in the police force. “We have painfully lost hundreds of our employees both uniform members and support personnel across departments and entities. To date 636 police members have died of Covid-19 related complications and 29,334 have recovered. Many of them could not get their well- deserved dignified send off because we had to observe Covid-19 regulations. Policing under the Covid-19 pandemic has left the sector with numerous lessons and unmatched level of experience; of policing against all odds,” said Cele.

  • Read the original of the short report in the above regard by Siyabonga Mkhwanazi at Independent Media

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