Cele going to court over report

2012-06-13 11:04

Pretoria – Bheki Cele said on Wednesday said he will go to court to challenge the findings of the Justice Moloi report which found him unfit for office and lead to his sacking.

Cele said he believes that a court will view the findings of the commission unjust.

Earlier Cele said he will "not engage in any pointless back chattings but “simply shut up and go home”.

Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club in Pretoria, the former police commissioner said he “needed no golden handshake”.

He said that he loved his job even though it was difficult but “I’m not dying for this job anymore”.

Cele wished the new police commissioner Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega the best of luck.

He thanked South Africans who have shown him their support and said he is “walking tall”.

In a frank statement read out at the National Press Club, Cele said he faced three years of persecution by the media, singling out the Sunday Times newspaper.

“Reject the loud propaganda of the loud minority who writes newspapers,” he said.

“If I had one more day to live, I would live it with the police. Our paths will cross again.”

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