Presidency remains tight-lipped on Bheki Cele

2012-06-07 07:42

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has fired suspended national police commissioner Bheki Cele, according to reports on Thursday.

Both eNews and the SABC reported that Zuma had decided to sack Cele after considering the report produced by a board of inquiry into his fitness to hold office, which found that he lacked the capacity to execute his official duties.

The presidency has yet to confirm the decision.

Other media organisations reported that well-placed sources had confirmed the news, but Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj said the president would make his decision public when he was ready to do so.

Cele was suspended in October 2011 following the controversy over two lease deals for police headquarters in Pretoria and Durban.

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