He said crime levels had improved in Cape Town.
“It was interesting yesterday [Wednesday]. My hairdresser said: ‘It looks like Cape Town has reached a new level of safety.’ This is an ordinary citizen of this city.
“There is much improvement because a lot of resources have been put here.
“Unfortunately, there will be incidents such as those [involving] women and children. When those happen, we have to respond.”
Cele said he had met Western Cape premier Alan Winde, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and police leadership.
“Two weeks ago we met the premier of the province, the new mayor, the police leadership and the ministry to enhance the safety of the city, working together rather than working against each other. I think we are on the good path of making this city much safer.”