Cele: Shaving will be probed

2011-02-05 10:26
Durban - National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidu said on Friday that police commissioner Bheki Cele had promised that the alleged forced shaving of heads of female recruits at the police's training academy in Ulundi would be investigated.

Naidu said: "General Cele told them that the matter will be properly investigated and appropriate actions will be taken.

He said Cele went to the academy on Friday as part of his visits to various training centres throughout the country.

"He (Cele) did not go to Ulundi to deal with the issue of shaving. It was just a coincidence. He was in Bhisho on Thursday," Naidu said.

It was reported recently that female police trainees were being forced to shave their heads in Ulundi. All the women who refused to have their hair shaved off were allegedly punished with physical training.

Naidu said Cele encouraged trainees to take their jobs seriously and respect the profession.

"He warned them about the abuse of state resources and corruption."

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