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Police Minister Bheki Cele was speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission's investigation into the July unrest.

2021-12-04 09:00:00 AM

Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed that the police's Crime Intelligence 'had funds' - and had been given R129 million for its covert operations budget two months before the deadly July unrest. | kaveels

Police Minister Bheki Cele was speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission's investigation into the July unrest.

Police minister Bheki Cele. (Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks)Police Minister Bheki Cele revealed that the police's Crime Intelligence"had funds" - and had been given R129 million for its covert operations budget two months before the deadly July unrest.

"There was money to such an extent - after a request for R138 million, R129 million was granted in May - and, in July, this happened. There was money granted by Treasury," he said on Friday.Cele was speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC) investigation into the July unrest.

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