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Bheki Cele

Accountability Monitor: Another national police commissioner to face the music

The police commissioner plays an important role in South Africa. If our police minister is akin to the chairman of the board, the police commissioner is the CEO; they run the actual ship.  So it’s a real problem that the post has long been marked by corruption, infighting and plain incompetence. Several police commissioners have …

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The Big Story: Trigger-happy cops under spotlight

How on earth did police manage to allegedly kill a bystander, using rubber bullets? And why was such force even needed? That’s the question police must answer after the shock killing of Mthokozisi Ntumba on Wednesday, as police tried to control fresh protests that broke out at Wits University. Students are protesting the financial exclusion …

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Cele calls for testing to be extended to cover illicit kissing

Gauteng – Police Minister Bheki Cele has implored President Ramaphosa to fast track the development of Coronavirus detection kits to be able to detect whether people have recently been kissed. “I’ve always said that lockdown means lockdown. Social distancing must extend to the bedroom too, for maximum effectiveness. No kissing, nothing. Even for Level 3.” …

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