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Cele praises swift arrests of suspects in recent femicide cases

At least nine victims were murdered, allegedly at the hands of men close to them, since the start of this month.

Police Minister Bheki Cele addressed the media on 28 November 2019. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Bheki Cele said that officers had responded swiftly in arresting suspects accused of killing women across the country.

At least nine victims were murdered allegedly at the hands of men close to them since the start of this month.

Some suspects, who were handcuffed after the murders were reported, are appearing in different courts this week.

Cele said that they were closing in on suspects.

"We have arrested some people, except for the Pule suspect. We know who we are wanting as we've found the car that had picked up Pule. We've spoken to the person who owns the car."

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