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I'm not guilty of corruption - Bheki Cele

2011-02-24 11:25

Pretoria - National police commissioner General Bheki Cele defended himself on Thursday against a finding by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela who found him guilty of improper conduct and maladministration.

"To my knowledge, only a court of law can find me guilty," he told reporters in Pretoria.

"To those who are baying for my resignation - my record speaks for itself," he added.

Cele said there was "unfairness" in the investigation conducted by the public protector.

Corruption

He also said he was not guilty of corruption. "I have been subjected to untrue allegations. Where in the public protectors' report does it show that I am corrupt?"

He said he disputed the findings against him.

On Tuesday in Pretoria, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela initially referred only to "the accounting officer" of the SA Police Service (SAPS) as being guilty of improper conduct.

She later said this was Cele.

She found that the accounting officer of the public works department was also guilty of improper conduct and maladministration.

Madonsela found invalid the lease between the public works department and property tycoon Roux Shabangu.

Lease

In her report, titled "Against the Rules", she asked for a National Treasury review to establish what steps could be taken to terminate the lease.

She said that although Cele did not sign the actual lease, he did sign a memorandum dated May 10 2010, which authorised funding for the lease.

Cele said that he was dependent on people who worked for him.

Comments
  • Rob - 2011-02-24 11:39

    His record speaks for itself... LOL i almost fell off my chair laughing

      XAD - 2011-02-24 11:50

      @HAYIKE if that was a joke, I didn't get it? I am still waiting for the punch line...

      vicj - 2011-02-24 11:55

      Hayike, where is Autralia and what does focks mean or are you swearing?

      Vedder - 2011-02-24 11:56

      hayike...sorry i dont get it,oh wait you have to be uneducated to get it!!

      johanduv - 2011-02-24 12:22

      Maki saakie?

      Other Justin - 2011-02-24 12:24

      @Hayike - I respect the ANC about as much as I respect a piece of cr@p floating in a toilet bowl. Uneducated fool.

      XAD - 2011-02-24 12:29

      @HAYIKE Ah, now I get it. You're just trying to get reaction from people. Thought your response was kinda funny.

      Rem - 2011-02-24 12:31

      @HAYIKE so the ANC is both heaven and life....wow I am now out of words for you dumb @$$...I honestly think all ANC supporters were born on Highways, that's where most accidents happen....

      ant177@24.com - 2011-02-24 12:49

      " To my knowledge" I think you dont have any.

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-24 13:43

      @Maki: This is what happens when you try and use hate speech against whites. Obviously the tolerance level for you black racists is dropping faster than a stock market crash.

      Janine - 2011-03-03 12:56

      That rather amused me too.

  • Thouca - 2011-02-24 11:41

    i like the generals hard crime fighting attitude, so i am going to stick with him....now bash him all u want but rate him for his obvious determination to hit hard criminals....

      HAYIKE - 2011-02-24 11:46

      Thank you Thouca Cele is a good man.

      Maki - 2011-02-24 11:47

      Agreed , thanks for saying this.

      Vedder - 2011-02-24 12:20

      Yes Thouca, we have learned a hard lesson here in S.A .Corruption is acceptable.Where is our previous police chief ????

      Other Justin - 2011-02-24 12:30

      Yes, thanks, Hooooray!

      Mantsho - 2011-02-24 20:58

      Are you one of the criminal he helped to change his life or you just want talk rubbish?

  • Neso - 2011-02-24 11:41

    Oh yes! And we all came down in last night's drizzle!

  • JohannV - 2011-02-24 11:42

    "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." Bill Clinton, 1999. "We had consensual sex. I gave her breakfast and taxi money and asked if she was OK." Jacob Zuma, 2009. "I am not corrupt." Bheki Cele, 2011.

      HAYIKE - 2011-02-24 11:55

      your point????

      johanduv - 2011-02-24 12:06

      People say the darnest things... Excellent!

      wjsmit - 2011-02-24 12:23

      Wonderlik gestel!! As ons hom nie 'n primaat kan noem nie, noem hom 'n skaap!!!

      Other Justin - 2011-02-24 12:30

      @Hayike, don't worry, you won't understand, you never will.

      Foxx - 2011-02-24 12:45

      @hayike. Politicians are liars, but you are so stupid you could not see that. I do not think anybody would question what he has done for the Police and crime and his intention good. With a expense of R500 million for rent, you say he did know. That is bad management. If he did know, corrupt.

      Educated - 2011-02-25 10:24

      Unfortunately you can't draw pictures in a blog so hayike you'll have to remain in the dark on this one.

      jef lebowski - 2011-02-25 14:33

      spell it out for Hayike. head full of emptiness

      Phopo Moretsi - 2011-02-25 14:33

      LOL

      Stuart - 2011-02-26 10:48

      very very very good

      as i see it - 2011-03-22 14:14

      Glen Agliotti is my friend Finish and klaar! Jackie Selebi 2007

  • ji - 2011-02-24 11:45

    more lies and corruption . how and when do you know a ANC politician is lying ???? his lips move .

  • Mr Hobbit - 2011-02-24 11:46

    Cowboys don't cry, General!

  • Kevin King - 2011-02-24 11:46

    The corrupt, racist, bastard must go! But he won't, two corrupt police commissioners in a row is too embarrassing!

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 12:19

      Maki, then go to that arrow on top that states, back and go to another post.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-24 12:32

      LOL!

  • Amelam - 2011-02-24 11:51

    General, if you draw the salary and is the accounting officer, you should know what you are doing. If you don't, you are unfit for the position. Do the honourable thing and resign.

  • XAD - 2011-02-24 11:52

    If this is the 'head of police' what hope is there for the country?

      connride - 2011-02-24 13:27

      corrupt corrupt corrupt.

  • epherb - 2011-02-24 11:52

    This guy is probably the most arrogant official around, with his mafia style image. He will obviously claim his innocence, as all policians do....They all believe they are above the Law! The Chief should rather work on his overweight Police force. The recent passing out parade, and Parliament opening showed all these bulky, oversized figures clearly. Imagine them chasing the flight footed criminals down Adderley street fitness is obviously no longer important, its disgusting!

      Other Justin - 2011-02-24 12:33

      @Hayike, Not everyone in the ANC, only the useless ones. I know that this accounts for 99% of the ANC, but not everyone.

  • vicj - 2011-02-24 11:57

    Just when I thought there was a good one.

  • DeonL - 2011-02-24 11:57

    He authorised the funding, guilty of wasting tax money, it is a good reason to step down, but it seams not in Africa.

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 12:22

      Maki,As the signator he remains reponsable (by law) even if his workers messed up. That is the way the world works, accountability. He should have read before he signed as the superior. CEO's can even be held accountable for mine deaths, your ANC law mate.

      SimonF - 2011-02-24 12:27

      maki - i would go for the obvious - that is to check what i'm signing. I'm a manager for 10 years - and i still check.

      johanduv - 2011-02-24 12:34

      Is that Salmon or Crab Maki? He is in a pivotal position where his ‘colleagues’ are no the ones to make decisions on his behalf, he is the National Police Commissioner and should therefore be very well-informed in all general business, whether is financially based or normal administration. If it was sheer incompetence, he should go, if was corruption – well he should go. The fact is, we went through a similar scenario before, and what happened? Roux was in dark deals with AgriBEE (Landbank) and suddenly this? What a coincidence.

      Goldiluck - 2011-02-24 12:48

      Maki, I know that accountability is a swear word as far as the ANC is concerned. (And as a supporter, you will share their avoidance of any accountability.) It will always be someone else's fault. Well, in the real world the person who signs a contract (or any other piece of paper) is accountable for the contract. That means you have to READ it, UNDERSTAND it and be willing to COMMIT to it. By the way - I got hold of your bank account details and completed a withdrawal slip. I promise it looks good and all is in order. Please sign...

      Monkey123 - 2011-02-24 12:49

      @Maki: where is you're sense of ownership. it remains his responsibility.

      Ruan - 2011-02-24 13:23

      @Maki, I can understand your point, but the problem is. He is the “manager” of his department. And as a manager it is your responsibility to make sure that all the info you are given is correct. As a leader, he cannot put the blame on anyone else but him self. This was not a small human error Maki, this was an R500 million rand error, and he should have made sure that everything was in order. The blame cannot be put on anyone else but him. That is what being a leader is all about. I hope you can understand what I am trying to explain to you.

  • Brandon96end - 2011-02-24 11:59

    hick dead.

  • jobs12002 - 2011-02-24 12:00

    Remember the anc's doesnt think awarding contracts to your buddies and getting a kick back is corruption , They think its how things are done in the real world. Stealing and murdering is not a crime in their eyes its apartheids fault that they are all criminals

  • Brigadier Bomblazt - 2011-02-24 12:02

    the general has done a good job so far but if this is indeed true, I will find it very difficult to trust him again.He should just resign regardless of the record that speaks for itself.

  • mmdmm - 2011-02-24 12:03

    DOES ANYONE REALLY EXPECT HIM TO OWN UP - HE IS PART OF THE ANC - THIEVES THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM!!!!

  • zulufox - 2011-02-24 12:05

    Cele! Cele! Cele! Cele! Cele! Cele! Cele! Cele!

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 12:39

      Is going down!down!down!down!down!down!down!down!

  • serious - 2011-02-24 12:07

    Remember educated bright people of the DA. The general is a top cop and when you insult him in public like this he can trace you and you will be prosecuted. So keep insulting the great General and wait for yours cause it's coming.

      Mr Drew - 2011-02-24 12:23

      Hmm, I assume you are serious, Serious. In that case you are a fool, let's be happy living in a state that spies on Opposition parties and uses taxpayers' money to investigate and suppress anyone who opposes it? No thank you. The press protects the citizens by exposing the misuse of their money and exposes politicians who abuse taxpayer funds to fight their political battles. The party is not the state.

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 12:24

      As if we are scared, and I'm not a DA man. The cops can't even catch a legless chicken let alone educated people.

      jiamalunga - 2011-02-24 12:30

      Hey Maki, it is tough when your sainthood leaders are in trouble ne!

      Valis - 2011-02-24 13:19

      We have something in this country called a "constitution". I suggest you go read it moron. Or better yet, get someone to read it to you.

      Ruan Jonas - 2011-02-24 13:32

      @Serious, once you find me, bring Malema with.

      Realist - 2011-02-25 12:38

      Its called freedom of speech! We are entitled to it, WE EARNED IT! We also gave fought for your right to freedom of speech, so if you dont like it, please leave this site. It is only for educated, moral individuals, and not the likes of you who threaten people because they wish to express outrage at these degenerated you call your leader. Trace us...haaa haaaaaa! Why dont you rather trace the toilet paper sticking out your mouth to its origins!

      Janine - 2011-03-03 12:58

      Are you serious, serious?

  • wattalotokak - 2011-02-24 12:12

    Sounds like ol' Jackie: "I am not guilty" BWAHAHAHAHA

      Andy49 - 2011-02-24 16:34

      "I only drank water & ate dry bread when away from home so I could send my allowance to my wife" - the lying sod.

  • Alwyn - 2011-02-24 12:15

    Of course youre not guilty,The ANC has a guideline in the way you may enrich yourself,you only followed it to the tee

  • Gaddafi - 2011-02-24 12:15

    here we go again! i rest my case. i guess it is not easy to let go of the comfortable life no matter what

  • johanduv - 2011-02-24 12:16

    After both suffering depression for a while, me and the wife were going to commit suicide yesterday… Strangely enough… Once she killed herself I started to feel better. So I thought fu*k it… I’ll soldier on….!!!!!

  • HAYIKE - 2011-02-24 12:17

    I don't care what you say Mr Cele is not Guilty, somebody is trying to bring him down because he is doing a good job. The same thing they did to our lovely president Mr Gedleyihlekisa Jacob Zuma.

      johanduv - 2011-02-24 12:25

      Never did, remember? Jacob Zuma is still President and has been acquitted. Let's try that again shall we? 1 + 1 = 2

      tut - 2011-02-24 12:27

      "Lovely" is not the correct choice of word here. Perhaps handsome would have been more appropriate. hee hee.

      Sedick - 2011-02-24 13:01

      Yes, just as Zuma was not guilty of taking a bribes from Sheik, adultery with his friend's daughter, adultery with his other girlfriend (and who knows how many others?), taking an anti-AIDS shower, surrounding himself by men of dubious character. The only thing that is bringing Cele down, is the weight of the R500m commission from Zuma's friend Shabangu.....

      connride - 2011-02-24 13:20

      Your correct,infect anc member when they do wrong for them is ok, Winnie was overspeeding comrade of anc defended her know is cele againg defending ok keep on defending them.CONNRIDE

      Mr Hobbit - 2011-02-25 14:47

      Hey HAYIKE, how's Shabby Shady Shabir doing? Is he feeling better yet? I know he was very, very, VERY sick.

      Janine - 2011-03-03 13:00

      Oh pleeeeeeeeeeease! Mr Cele is as guilty as sin and if you don't have the brains to see that then you are obviously one of the ANC sheep. If he is found guilty, it means that he is GUILTY.

  • BlackSwan - 2011-02-24 12:19

    The general indicated that as head of the department he is not responsible for his department - so WHO is then? Showman and fool - grinning all the time - clearly not understanding the seriousness of the matter - or waiting for his lying friend Chuene to bail him out

  • jiamalunga - 2011-02-24 12:19

    We are so Doomed! He First of lied about this deal! Then It came out and now it is somebody else's fault? And we have a myriad of idiots supporting him cause what is R 500 000 000.00 between friends? I can not believe the attitudes on this forum. Clearly the ANC brainwashed you!

  • tut - 2011-02-24 12:25

    I have to sy Cele is doing a good job with the police. Perhaps protocol wasn't followed with the entire lease issue but where is protocol followed within the ANC?? At least Cele (my view) seems to take a stand against combatting crime.

      Zakhele - 2011-02-24 12:34

      Then he must humble himself and tell it all. If there is nothing there will be nothing. If he made mistakes fine everbody makes mistakes. He can always rectify the situation like reversing the whole thing and start all over again. There is nothing wrong with that. It's time our leaders must be willing to correct mistakes if they happened. Perhaps Mr Cele doesn't even realise that he cannot be fired for something he overlooked. But he can be fired for a deliberate act. Cele won't even go to Siyabonga Gama to borrow the pearls of wisdom from him. Or is he scared of DA now? I thought he was toughter than that. Don't panic man just answer truthfully and ask for leniency where you fumbled!

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 12:45

      Zakhele, he can be fired for something he over looked but in this case if he does come clean he will most probably not(if he is not hiding something). Point is the contract whent to a friend, now as the superior decision maker he should know that because of this the tender process should have been tight if the contract was going to be awarde (fairly) to his mate. No tender process however was done so now Cele is in shit! It is fraud full stop. I would get fired immediately for something like this.

  • Loyiso - 2011-02-24 12:27

    ha ha ha i remember when Cele was a MEC transport kzn....he banned/cancelled licence route of some dubious Yeloow bus on the sport....it didnt last long as the court of law overturned his kangaroo court type of decision.....now he wants a court of law to condemn him....he is learning a lot from them thieves he chases around!

  • Faahim - 2011-02-24 12:29

    Stomach in, Chest out!!

      Andy - 2011-02-24 12:33

      Have you seen him lately? His stomach is going away. Away from his spine

  • epherb - 2011-02-24 12:32

    @HAYIKE....How dumb are you! No politicians has ever said they are above the law, but they certainly think it, hence their reactions whenever accused, and yes they need to be judged. By the way in the case of the bulky members, no amount of exercise will change that....its in the genes!and hey who's you guys...you assumption is as idiotic as you are!

  • siphosonke.ndlovu - 2011-02-24 12:33

    Whinging, blame Apartheid, blame ANC government, sorry for yourself, blame you, blame myself... You are missing it my fellow South Africans! Why don't we have constructive debate here?

  • PoncyMalema - 2011-02-24 12:34

    "To my knowledge, only a court of law can find me guilty," he told reporters in Pretoria. Is this not the same man who has already made his mind up about Shrien Dewani??

      genet - 2011-02-25 16:16

      Oh Well said. Yes.

  • Monkey123 - 2011-02-24 12:36

    My South Africa by Jonathan Jansen > Wednesday, 09 February 2011 > My South Africa is the working-class man who called from the airport > to return my wallet without a cent missing. It is the white woman who > put all three of her domestic worker's children through the same > school that her own child attended. It is the politician in one of our > rural provinces, Mpumalanga, who returned his salary to the government > as a statement that standing with the poor had to be more than just a > few words. It is the teacher who worked after school hours every day > during the public sector strike to ensure her children did not miss > out on learning. > > My South Africa is the first-year university student in Bloemfontein > who took all the gifts she received for her birthday and donated them > - with the permission of the givers - to a home for children in an > Aids village. It is the people hurt by racist acts who find it in > their hearts to publicly forgive the perpetrators. It is the group of > farmers in Paarl who started a top school for the children of farm > workers to ensure they got the best education possible while their > parents toiled in the vineyards. It is the farmer's wife in > Viljoenskroon who created an education and training centre for the > wives of farm labourers so that they could gain the advanced skills > required to operate accredited early-learning centers for their own > and other children. > > My South Africa is that little white boy at a decent school in the > Eastern Cape who decided to teach the black boys in the community to > play cricket, and to fit them all out with the togs required to play > the gentleman's game. It is the two black street children in Durban, > caught on camera, who put their spare change in the condensed milk tin > of a white beggar. It is the Johannesburg pastor who opened up his > church as a place of shelter for illegal immigrants. It is the > Afrikaner woman from Boksburg who nailed the white guy who shot and > killed one of South Africa's greatest freedom fighters outside his > home. > > My South Africa is the man who went to prison for 27 years and came > out embracing his captors, thereby releasing them from their impending > misery. It is the activist priest who dived into a crowd of angry > people to rescue a woman from a sure necklacing. It is the former > police chief who fell to his knees to wash the feet of Mamelodi women > whose sons disappeared on his watch; it is the women who forgave him > in his act of contrition. It is the Cape Town university psychologist > who interviewed the 'Prime Evil' in Pretoria Centre and came away with > emotional attachment, even empathy, for the human being who did such > terrible things under apartheid. > > My South Africa is the quiet, dignified, determined township mother > from Langa who straightened her back during the years of oppression > and decided that her struggle was to raise decent children, insist > that they learn, and ensure that they not succumb to bitterness or > defeat in the face of overwhelming odds. It is the two young girls who > walked 20kms to school every day, even through their matric years, and > passed well enough to be accepted into university studies. It is the > student who takes on three jobs, during the evenings and on weekends, > to find ways of paying for his university studies. > > My South Africa is the teenager in a wheelchair who works in townships > serving the poor. It is the pastor of a Kenilworth church whose > parishioners were slaughtered, who visits the killers and asks them > for forgiveness because he was a beneficiary of apartheid. It is the > politician who resigns on conscientious grounds, giving up status and > salary because of an objection in principle to a social policy of her > political party. It is the young lawman who decides to dedicate his > life to representing those who cannot afford to pay for legal > services. > > My South Africa is not the angry, corrupt, violent country whose deeds > fill the front pages of newspapers and the lead-in items on the > seven-o'-clock news. It is the South Africa often unseen, yet powered > by the remarkable lives of ordinary people. It is the citizens who > keep the country together through millions of acts of daily kindness.

      tut - 2011-02-24 12:44

      I wish more people would read these words including Julius Malema.

      Russian - 2011-02-24 12:57

      Thanks for this. I just hope people read it and take it the way it is meant to be taken.

      Lionel - 2011-02-24 13:10

      Why do I feel as though I want to throw-up and especially about the man (terrorist)that spent 27 years in prison and one of SA's greatest freedom fighters who was killed outside his home.

      Lindy - 2011-02-24 14:04

      This is the most beautiful thing I've read in a long, long time. Thanks for reminding me once again why I love my South Africa with so much passion!

      Realist - 2011-02-25 12:47

      Thank you for this. I is truly beautiful and cancels out the negativity and stench that come from the supporters of those that are tarnished with corruption and evil.

      John Wilderness - 2011-02-25 18:54

      Thanks Monkey123. Really epic. @Lionel maybe it is because you have become so used to the corrupt violent South Africa that your body has become repulsive to anything good.

      bosegoos - 2011-02-26 11:44

      I was on the brink of taking up my sword (pen) to lash at the General when I came across this quote. I realised that it will not be fit to comment further but to concur to what Prof Jansen said here.

  • Valkyrie - 2011-02-24 12:46

    Whether Cele is corrupt or not is an argument for another day, what concerns me is the fact that R500 million is being spent on a fancy building. That's a hell of a lot of money that could be better spent in other areas of the police force. How many times have we heard of 10111 calls not being attended to because there was no police vehicle available or that is is in for repairs etc etc? How about using some of that money to train the people who take statements at the front desk? Start off with some basic writing skills, that would be a bonus. Or maybe some filing cabinets for all those "lost" dockets! I could think of a hundred better ways to spend R500 million, where it would actually be of benefit. What is the point of a nice fancy building when the entire police force is a shambles? It's like driving past a township and seeing the latest BMW parked next to a shack. Priorities!

  • Herbert - 2011-02-24 12:50

    Bla bla bla, as the Police's accounting officer, he has to carry the can. as someone with no policing experience and no law enforcement experience, I find it hard to believe he was given such a job such as Police commisioner. also, to accept the rank / title of general without slogging your way up to it is indicative of typical narrow African type dictator thinking. Think Mubuto Seso Seko, Muammar Ghaddafi, Idi Amin. we need to purge our South African society of this. He has not contributed to the fight in crime and in no way perceptible to me has he contributed to morale or efficiencies. Like Robert "I wasn't drunk at THE time" McBride, erstwhile bomber of innocent people and then Ekuruleni Metro Police Chief, he is to be fired, removed from influence, made to suffer the injustices as we ordinary South Africans do at the hands of the criminals and then sent to detention camps for former deployed cadres who meant and contributed nothing.

  • Lionel - 2011-02-24 13:03

    When will white people realise that accountability, responsibilty, and ownership of any wrong doing is not a behavioural characteristic of black South Africans. Black South Africans have the dominant characteristics of always been right and self belief of innocence even if found guilty.

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 13:56

      hehehe

      John Wilderness - 2011-02-25 19:03

      You also believe in the tooth fairy right ? Just amazing what verwoedian indoctrination can produce.

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-24 13:08

    Yes you are Mr Cele.

  • mike881 - 2011-02-24 13:13

    The arrogance of the mampara. Still like all our politicians he cannot accept any wrong doing on his part, even when the evidence is clear cut. This is due to the slavish, idiotic support from the mindless masses who refuse to hold the politicians accountable. Wake up people, these self enriching, bling-bling politicians are not above the law. In fact holding them accountable and demanding that they do their job properly will ensure that you (the masses)get a better deal and ultimately a better life for you and your children. Otherwise prepare yourself for a Zimbabwe situation/economy here in SA.

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-02-24 13:19

    Not surprising this is a standard ANC response ... not guilty...words taken out of context or blame apartheid !!!!!!! you are guilty in the public eye . Have some honour,self pride and do the honourable thing

  • Aabels - 2011-02-24 13:20

    To Hayiki and Maki, altogether now like that clown taught you: STOMACHS IN, CHESTS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ManOTMoment - 2011-02-24 13:30

    This is the problem.... these ignorant ANC members doesn’t see it as corruption, they see it as entrepreneurship. So I think in all honesty..... he thinks he's telling the truth.

  • Madelane - 2011-02-24 13:31

    Have these ANC people no shame whatsoever? Truly...what a bunch of gangsters

  • dennyt - 2011-02-24 13:32

    They have removed my comment sapporting General Cele.Wow.Its The DA running this site.Unbelivable.Black people we all know how powereful we are,lets just find another site that will accomodate us too.I am just taking a chance here ,l dont think they will publish my view

      The Observer - 2011-02-24 13:55

      Ok goodby.

      Felix - 2011-02-24 15:24

      Good riddance, I've read some of your slander. You won't be missed...

      Monkey123 - 2011-02-24 15:33

      probably because you can't spell s"u"ppporting.

      Realist - 2011-02-25 12:54

      Dennyt, why dont you start your own site or blog, however that does take a certain amount of communication skills, as well as proper grammar and spelling. If you do leave this site, I will pop the champagne! Goodbye and good riddance to your mindless supporters, you dont belong in this country, you have done NOTHING for it, you have made NO contribution, you just sit back and enjoy the pay offs. You think you have the power, YOU HAVE NO POWER, BECAUSE 5 MILLION OF US HAVE THE ECONOMIC POWER! THATS WHAT SUPPORTS YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE TOWNSHIPS.YOU HAVE THE NUMBERS BUT NO SKILL OR EDUCATION OR WILLPOWER TO MAKE A CONSTRUCTIVE CONTRIBUTION! PISS OFF!

      John Wilderness - 2011-02-25 19:39

      @Realist. If 5 million of you really have the power then why do so many of you complain so bitterly about AA/EE and BEE ?

  • connride - 2011-02-24 13:39

    we are tired of anc bhv, evry two weeks there is knw story not jst story but corruption, cele is still early for you, plz jst step dwn b4 a lot happen. comrade lets try to build this country if somthing is wrong is worng stop defending corrupt comrade like cele, he knw this matter long time ago, i don't knw that i hv to blem him or he is following the procedure of anc for inriching themslf.but one day is one day.

  • MortNews - 2011-02-24 13:46

    Yes, Mr Cele, your record does speak for itself. Corruption is nothing new for you. Your posturing and show pony displays cannot hide your lack of substance, morals and intellect. We still live in fear from criminals and the police while you build your wealth and hat collection.

  • amabok - 2011-02-24 15:07

    "To those who are baying for my resignation - my record speaks for itself," ROTF !!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Where in the public protectors' report does it show that I am corrupt?" ROTF!!! LOL!!!

  • amabok - 2011-02-24 15:09

    "To those who are baying for my resignation - my record speaks for itself," ROTF !!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Where in the public protectors' report does it show that I am corrupt?" ROTF!!! LOL!!! OFF TO JAIL DO NOT PASS GO DO NOT COLLECT 200

  • Realist - 2011-02-25 12:27

    The accounting officer being guilty is just the same as Cele being guilty. What seems new to him is that a fair process makes him accountable, so whether there was an exchange of money or not is not the point. The point is that as Head, he is ACCOUNTABLE, and this is something very few within the ANC know how to do.

  • Phopo Moretsi - 2011-02-25 14:40

    blatantly stupid, i am not technocratic, but puting clowns in strategic positions says a lot about us...maybe we are intelligent and idiots are rulling us, who knows! cry my beloved country...

  • Mundu - 2011-02-25 21:00

    Stop whining Cele and get the hell out!

  • ToffaSaffa - 2011-02-26 09:44

    Shame... he is so stupid!