Cele warned against evading questions

2012-03-08 14:44

kalahari.com

  • Police
    A 'behind the scenes' look at how the emergency services work. Now R310.00
    buy now

Pretoria - Suspended police chief Bheki Cele was warned against evading questions on Thursday at an inquiry in Pretoria into his alleged misconduct.

Board of inquiry chairperson Judge Jake Moloi's warning came as Cele was being questioned on his role in the identifying of a building in Pretoria which was earmarked as the new police headquarters.

Questions, posed by evidence leader Viwe Notshe, some of which Cele answered by saying "I am not sure", also related to a memorandum handed to Cele by his former deputy and police procurement head Hamilton Hlela.

Cele said he read about the Middestad building in Pretoria for the first time on May 10, 2010. This was in the form of a memorandum about the police headquarters in Pretoria. Cele approved the funding for the Sanlam Middestad lease on that day.

Memorandum

Notshe said the structure of the memorandum appeared to suggest Cele had had a discussion about this particular building before. Cele said he had discussed accommodation broadly.

Cele said he did not authorise any inspections of the building by Hlela, and did not arrange particular meetings with certain individuals.

Hlela's earlier testimony was that Cele instructed him to initiate meetings.

Cele testified his trust in his former deputy diminished over time because of his questionable work ethic.

Cele, in a grey suit and blue, striped tie, said Hlela would okay a decision that had been rejected by his seniors. This and other incidents led to Cele stripping Hlela of some of his powers.

Cele was questioned on Wednesday about his testimony that he sometimes signed documents without reading them.

The hearing, prompted by Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela's negative findings on Cele's role in the police lease saga, continues.

- SAPA
Read more on:    police  |  bheki cele  |  police lease saga
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Climbing the world’s largest stone arch

For the first time ever, a rock climber conquered the biggest stone arch in the world.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Awesome extreme sports people
Watch: 2015 Absa Cape Epic route
4 exercise excuses and how to beat them
Watch: Insane road bike skills!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

One day only! – 40% off Appliances!

Get 40% off 100’s of appliances at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong desire to be self sufficient, right and in control today. There is a tendency to hold on too tightly to your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.