Durban - Those who leave the ANC do not survive
politically, former national police commissioner Bheki Cele said on Friday.
There were several examples of those who had left the
party and had disappeared from the political landscape, he told about 300
students at Durban's Mangosuthu University of Technology.
Referring to Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota, a former ANC
chairperson under President Thabo Mbeki, Cele said: "Look at Cope. They
can't even present a president. Their president is elected by the courts."
He urged students to vote for the ANC on 7 May.
Cele was speaking after it emerged earlier this week that
he was number one on KwaZulu-Natal's province-to-national election list.
He told reporters afterwards he knew he was going to
Parliament, but would only know after the election what his role would be.
"I know I am going to Parliament. I know I've got a
job. What I'll be doing, the ANC will tell me," he said.
"But it doesn't matter where you will put me. If you
say I must sweep the streets, those streets will be very clean."