Cele wants to know where he stands

2012-06-08 07:26
Johannesburg - Suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele hopes President Jacob Zuma will announce whether he has been fired or not, the Star reported on Friday.

"I hope the president speaks soon, so one can deal with facts rather than rumours," Cele told the newspaper.

He said he had only heard about his dismissal through the media and had not been contacted by the presidency on the matter.

Zuma was expected to take action against Cele following Judge Jake Moloi's report on the police lease deals scandal.

Media reports on Thursday said Cele had in fact been fired. Spokesperson for the presidency Mac Maharaj said he refused to comment on "rumours".

"I won't say the rumours are not true. I will say when the president informs me," he said.

Cele's spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize said Cele would take the matter to court.

"Let me confirm we have every intention of pursuing this matter all the way to the courts, to ensure [Judge Moloi's] report is declared legally unsound and invalid," said Mkhize.

He said the legal processes would be pursued even if Cele was not fired.

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