The party says this is after his parliamentary reply indicated that over 70% of Free State police stations do not meet the United Nations (UN) recommended standards.
The DA in the province says it is unacceptable that police stations in the province – and across the country – are understaffed whilst crime statistics indicates an increase in criminal activities.
The latest Stats released by Cele before the Police Portfolio Committee earlier this month, painted a bleak picture of a South Africa plagued by high contact crimes such as murder and sexual offences.
The 2018/19 crime stats indicated that between April last year and March this year 21,022 people were killed, which is an increase of 686 murders – meaning about 58 murders a day. Sexual offences are also on the rise having increased by 2,312 cases or 4.4%.
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