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Bheki Cele says over R13 million allocated from his dept’s budget for WC CPF structures

Minister of Police Bheki Cele said that over R13 million had been allocated from his department’s budget for community policing forum (CPF) structures in the Western Cape.

Cele confirmed this after CPF officials in Gugulethu demanded an incentive for their services during an imbizo in the area last week.

The CPF members had complained that they worked under unsafe conditions and that sometimes their lives were under threat.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape CPF chaiperson, Francina Lucas, said she’d been fighting for the community safety structures to receive a monthly stipend.

“It is on record that we do support the call for a stipend for CPF officials and the registered neighbourhood watches. This call has been made for quite a couple of years, and we are still waiting for a response, which we hope will be positive.”

-EWN

In other news – #ApologyAccepted: Jelly Babie apologizes to retail cashier after viral video

Controversial South African singer, and performer, Jelly Babie has made amends with a Big Save cashier after an altercation. A video of the Bacardi star hurling insults at the cashier, demeaning her profession, went viral on social media.

Jelly Babie apologizes to retail cashier after viral video

In the video, Jelly Babie is heard saying: “You must respect me and I’ll respect you. You are nothing.” “She is forward because we were not talking to her. Why would she concern herself about things she does not know about? Read More