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Cele will fight back - report

2012-05-25 09:03

Johannesburg - Suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele will fight against a board of inquiry report recommending his dismissal, it was reported on Friday.

Cele’s spokesperson, Vuyo Mkhize, told The Witness Cele would consider “all available avenues to challenge the validity of the report, including a review application to the high court".

The eNews channel reported on Thursday night that the board of inquiry into Cele's fitness to hold office recommended he be removed.

The Mail & Guardian reported on Friday that the three-person inquiry unanimously recommended he be sacked.

However, President Jacob Zuma's spokesperson Mac Maharaj said this was speculation.

"The president has received the report and is processing it and until then he will not engage in speculation," Maharaj said.

According to the eNews report, the board of inquiry found Cele lacked the capacity to execute his official duties efficiently and was not fit to hold office.

The channel reported the board found his apparent unlawful conduct proved he was unable to hold office. Evidence also suggested there was a questionable relationship between Cele and property tycoon Roux Shabangu.

Zuma appointed the board in November to probe Cele's fitness to remain in office, and allegations of misconduct relating to two leases for new police headquarters in Pretoria and Durban, which Cele signed with Shabangu.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Cele's action pertaining to the leases was improper, unlawful and amounted to misconduct. The team which led evidence against Cele in the inquiry called for his dismissal. He denies any wrongdoing.

Board of inquiry chairperson Judge Jakes Moloi presented the inquiry's report to Zuma on May 20.

Cele's counsel Vincent Maleka said on Thursday he had not seen the inquiry's report, and so could not confirm whether it had been recommended that Cele be removed.

Comments
  • John - 2012-05-25 09:08

    "the board of inquiry found Cele lacked the capacity to execute his official duties efficiently and was not fit to hold office" 95% of all the politcians , ministers,police chiefs, generals ect are not fit to hold office

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-05-25 09:12

      And 5% are ??

      John - 2012-05-25 09:17

      @deeteem, guess

      Squeegee - 2012-05-25 09:18

      What a thick skin! We think you are a crook. Go away!

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-05-25 09:21

      Another corrupted friend from useless Zume will get a nice post in Paris. Well done useless goverment!

      shadho.storm - 2012-05-25 09:40

      eisch.... be careful there aint a "SPEAR" waiting for you in the shower in prison Bheki...so dont be dropping the soap fella...LOL....woot!!

      Rob - 2012-05-25 09:41

      Why doesnt the idiot stay on suspension for life, at least the tax man is still paying him until death do we part!!!

      Kala - 2012-05-25 09:44

      So the Public Protector finds him guilty , a board of enquiry finds him guilty, the citizens of SA don't want him and the idiot still wants to take it to court. Maybe he should be a cop. He has the skin of a pig at least.

      Kala - 2012-05-25 09:49

      Let's start a poll. What disease will Cele be inflicted with should he be found guilty? a) Herpes b) Congenital heart disease c) Kidney disease d) High blood pressure e) All of the above

      Slick - 2012-05-25 12:50

      hahah Bheki..... your comrade Selebi tried to challenge justice like you will attempt to do and he ended up where???? Ohhhhh thats right...Jail for 15 years with COSTS of the appeal case awarded against him right? LOL you are just another delusional eejit dude. DEAL with it. Your Cell awaits you...LOL.... Whats so so wonderful about these rulings it is a NON white Public Protector and Judge calling for you to be fired and brought to Justice. So good bye race card, woot!! Goodbye Mr unqualified traffic warden - Police Commissioner wannabee..... Here's hoping they will appoint you hands -on Commissioner JANITOR in the prison you going to and I hope its bucket toilets. Public Protector and Judge etc appointed by Jacob Zuma....so now you believe he and the Appeal Court and Con Court will decide against their judgement huh?? Lol Bheki... go to jail like the imbecile you were,you are the way you will always be. Oh leave your hats and shoes and suits at the Salvation Army ok. You not going to be needing them where you going...LOL!!

      mart.botha - 2012-05-25 16:54

      Cele is Zuma's appointment and he should therefore resign as well.

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-05-25 09:15

    bye bye Pimp Daddy,say hi to Jackie the crook !! P S Do not pick up the soap !!!

      Marion - 2012-05-25 09:41

      @Deeteem - Agree he dresses like a pimp at times.

  • Piet - 2012-05-25 09:15

    Fire him with imediate affect AND the one who appointed him ...."Verry funny laughable SHOWAHEAD" Or Dickhead ??????

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-25 09:48

      imediate affect or immediate effect... Idiot.

      Piet - 2012-05-25 10:00

      Poloyadonkey life must be a be bitch being black... One misspelled word and you crap yourself IDIOT.......

  • Loo - 2012-05-25 09:17

    AGGG Cele .. just get the f*& k out of there. You know and we know its the truth ...

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-25 09:46

      I feel like going to the Loo.

      Steve - 2012-05-25 09:59

      @ poloy ja a donkey, go to the the loo before you get another crap idea

      Loo - 2012-05-25 10:04

      "" How do they expect someone who was in a struggle to run things properly if apartheid denied him a proper training.. "" Polo donkey .. you should not try and correct peoples grammar nor spelling. Youre "A" proper stupid yourself

      Loo - 2012-05-25 10:19

      Oh and Polo .. With that statement you made you agree that he is not competent . .yet you believe he needs to run things like ... THE POLICE FORCE ,, which is supposed to solve the single biggest problem in this country .. WAIT .. I am actually trying to have a normal convo with you .. sorry .. my bad

  • Godfrey - 2012-05-25 09:18

    More tax payers money on appeals. Fire him and see if he still challenge it, when he carries the cost. Too stupit to realise he is stupit and unfit for the job.

  • grootblou.bek - 2012-05-25 09:19

    Mr Cele, be a man. Accept your fate. You are a skelm and a crook. And what grieves me deeply about your kind (an 99,99% of the ANC government), even when you were caught pants down, you still deny it and fight for your position. How can these people run the country if they are not willing to accept responsibility?

      William - 2012-05-25 10:31

      I agree with your comment. When they are caught red handed it is always the same. Eish it is a political conspiracy Eish you are racist. Eish it is the the fault of Jan van Riebeeck and Colonial Oppressors\ Eish I am entitled to this money

  • lmadikwe - 2012-05-25 09:21

    A kick of a dying horse.

  • Erna - 2012-05-25 09:23

    Officials/politicians in this country will never do the honorable thing and resign.

      Daan - 2012-05-25 10:19

      Resignation ????????????? That is a foreign concept. Something the Colonial whites brought to Africa. Africa's people rule "by the spear" Africa's people have not contributed anything to human development, and the sooner "us Colonial whites" realize we are but visitors to this continent, the better "we" will be off. Stop complaining about the incompetance of the cANCer. Get used to it. Things will not get better. Just look at the rest of Africa. What makes you think South Africa will be different. Prepare yourselves, not to fight, but to F off. Get your children out of this hellhole, to a place where they can be appreciated and earn a decent living. Use your brains to "ride the system", get some funds somewhere else, and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

  • Wayne - 2012-05-25 09:23

    Of course, Honest Mac should be beleived?

  • Deon - 2012-05-25 09:27

    He will probably end up as an Ambassador in China.

  • Isabel - 2012-05-25 09:27

    How can a president with a brain the size of a pea process ANYTHING?

  • Sylvia - 2012-05-25 09:31

    Another waste of space and tax-payers' money is found wanting, but refuses to accept his fate.

  • Bennie - 2012-05-25 09:34

    Apeal appeal appeal !!! Es nie ek nie !!

  • Marion - 2012-05-25 09:35

    Why doesn't he just resign and leave with a modicum of self-respect intact? He obviously believes he has done nothing wrong, but pursuing further court action will ultimately just impoverish him and his family if the alleged dismissal recommendation is upheld.

      Isabel - 2012-05-25 11:36

      Because that's not what ANC politicians do, Marion. In every other deocracy in the world, if there is the slightest black mark against your name you resign. In this country it's a badge of honour to be corrupt.

  • shadho.storm - 2012-05-25 09:36

    na na na na hey hey O, goodbyeeeeeee!! LOL!

  • David.J.Swart - 2012-05-25 09:38

    Amazing how in South Africa no government official will ever admit when they have been wrong and do the honourable thing and just resign. Always fighting to the end - always fighting glaring truths - at the taxpayers expense. And it will probably also be swept under the rug and he will move to another lucrative government position - at taxpayer expense. Guess the saying of "honour amongst thieves" still holds true. They are in positions of power and look after each other. I wonder if anyone has ever had a look at the present government/senior officials and actually counted how many people in decision making positions do NOT have question marks about their credibilty? I think it will be interesting, but do not think we will be surprised!!

      Daan - 2012-05-25 10:31

      Resignation ????????????? That is a foreign concept. Something the Colonial whites brought to Africa. Africa's people rule "by the spear" Africa's people have not contributed anything to human development, and the sooner "us Colonial whites" realize we are but visitors to this continent, the better "we" will be off. Stop complaining about the incompetance of the cANCer. Get used to it. Things will not get better. Just look at the rest of Africa. What makes you think South Africa will be different. Prepare yourselves, not to fight, but to F off. Get your children out of this hellhole, to a place where they can be appreciated and earn a decent living. Use your brains to "ride the system", get some funds somewhere else, and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

  • shadho.storm - 2012-05-25 09:39

    eisch.... be careful there aint a "SPEAR" waiting for you in the shower in prison Bheki...so dont be dropping the soap fella...LOL....woot!!

  • Irene - 2012-05-25 09:48

    Of course he will fight it, while the case is stretched out, HE IS NO DOUBT ON FULL PAY !!! He will fight for the money to keep filling up his pocket, just like all the others do....

  • Mark - 2012-05-25 10:04

    Using taxpayers funding off course. About time that we stood up as a united front and demanded - yes, us for a change - that he and others of his ilk be fired, not redeployed, and that responsible and accountable people, regardless of their political affiliations, be found to fill their posts. Enough is enough.

  • Gavin - 2012-05-25 10:32

    hey schmuck you can't fight fate.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-25 10:33

    They should have known he was corrupt from the beginning. I find ANC guilty for appointing him in the first place. We might as- well throw our hard earned money in the toilet.

  • Roy - 2012-05-25 10:43

    Suspended on full pay since November - but then he still has a spokesman?? Why is it that all these politicians can't speak for themselves? If a person is found guilty of corruption etc in their government/municiple job they should be fired and barred from working in a public dept for life. Create a blacklist for all these corrupt thieves. It would be interesting if someone could summarise the results of all these probes/investigations etc and demonstrate to the public how many have actually resulted in a conviction. And I don't consider Selebi or Shaik as being punished.

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-25 10:52

      Eish with full benefit. Lekke country this. Wander how many is still on this gost pay role. No wander the taxes is out of line.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-25 10:48

    for heavens sake Gen Cele just fall on your sword and do the honourable thing. The whole SA know what you've done eg sign letters involving deals worth many millions of rands without reading them (if that is the least of it). There is no way to get out of those as you acknowledged it. The more you fight the more ugly info might have to be brought forward to ensure the "kill". I thought you could do a lot for SA but it is not to be.

  • Vic - 2012-05-25 11:15

    Gen. Cele is going to critically ill from now on until 27 Aptil next year when Pres. Zuma is going to announce freedom for criminal prisoners including Cele. 27 April should now be known as Criminal Prisoners' Freedon Day(CPFD).

  • Victor - 2012-05-25 11:26

    As long as he uses his own money for the court case and not the taxpayers money !!!!!!!!!

  • antin.herinck - 2012-05-25 12:04

    But of course, the liar first denies, and then gets a nice appointment elsewhere. Well-established ANC tradition by now. A friend of a crook is a crook -remember that one?

  • Slick - 2012-05-25 12:45

    hahah Bheki..... your comrade Selebi tried to challenge justice like you will attempt to do and he ended up where???? Ohhhhh thats right...Jail for 15 years with COSTS of the appeal case awarded against him right? LOL you are just another delusional eejit dude. DEAL with it. Your Cell awaits you...LOL.... Whats so so wonderful about these rulings it is a NON white Public Protector and Judge calling for you to be fired and brought to Justice. So good bye race card, woot!! Goodbye Mr unqualified traffic warden - Police Commissioner wannabee..... Here's hoping they will appoint you hands -on Commissioner JANITOR in the prison you going to and I hope its bucket toilets. Public Protector and Judge etc appointed by Jacob Zuma....so now you believe he and the Appeal Court and Con Court will decide against their judgement huh?? Lol Bheki... go to jail like the imbecile you were,you are the way you will always be. Oh leave your hats and shoes and suits at the Salvation Army ok. You not going to be needing them where you going...LOL!!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-05-25 13:35

    Why would you be so stupid to fight a lost cause?

  • sesom - 2012-05-25 14:39

    Get rid of this idiot now...We the tax payers are paying him ..

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