There’s life after New Year’s Eve - Cele

There’s life after New Year’s Eve - Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele urged South Africans to remember that life doesn’t end on New Year’s Eve.

Festive season safety campaign Bheki Cele in Umlazi

Cele was speaking at the launch of the provincial safer festive season operations in Joubert Park on Friday.


He was joined by Gauteng Police Commissioner Elias Mawela, who said police will be visible throughout the province during the festive season.


Mawela warned that all Gauteng law enforcement agencies, include the Johannesburg and Tshwane metro police as well as the Department of Home Affairs, would be working together to rid the streets of crime.

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Speaking in IsiZulu, Cele told residents of Hillbrow to stop with "bloody Christmas" and let people have fun.


"Allow everyone to enjoy the festive season. Stop this bloody Christmas. Stop this bloody New Year. Be normal, go home and enjoy it. 


"For those staying in Johannesburg, enjoy the life. December 31st is not the last day of your life it is the last day of the year. 


"Immediately after that there is a first, which means you begin again."

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