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Inquiry was fair, but worrying - Cele

2012-04-15 17:26

Cape Town - Suspended national police chief Bheki Cele believes the Moloi Judicial Board of Inquiry into his conduct was fair, although he was still overcome with fear at some accusations, it was reported on Sunday.

"The fact that the commission is headed by a judge tells me that, when everything is said and done, its processes will be as fair as anyone could have expected them to be," he told the Weekend Argus.

"That said, I would be lying if I said there were no instances during the commission's hearing when I was not overcome with worry and fear at some of the arguments advanced by the commission's evidence-leading team."

Cele told the newspaper an example of worrying reasoning was when the team said: "How Cele and [businessman Roux] Shabangu knew each other we do not really know, but they knew each other".

He said this was the type of reasoning one would expect to hear at a kangaroo court, not by a judge-headed commission of inquiry.

Cele said he expected to be cleared of any suspicion of corruption, dishonesty or acting with an undeclared conflict of interest in relation to two police lease deals signed with Shabangu, one for a building in Pretoria, another for a building in Durban.

Comments
  • Irene - 2012-04-15 17:32

    Ag Cele, you're as corrupt and filthy as the rest of the anCancer. Why be surprised about it? It's how you got your job idiot. No decent people belong to the anc filth.

      Piet - 2012-04-15 17:50

      The whole lot of them should be shot for corruption. Just like they do in their beloved communist chinese model.

      Raj - 2012-04-16 10:26

      Irene, if there is filth around its got to be you. I am a member of the ANC and would love for you to call me filth directly. This same ANC fought to ensure you remain a citizen of this country. Not long ago, the likes of you were praising the commissioner for as job well done. Spaking of idots, seems you are talking from exoerience, because people like you make it difficult for minorities to be taken seriously. Now the rest of your racist friends can have a field day with my comment, i dont care less. Understand one thing, the ANC will govern this country long after you have departed to hell, live with it. Raj Morar

  • stefan.coetzer - 2012-04-15 17:40

    "INQUITY" should read "INQUIRY". A simple spell check confirms this.

      Glyn - 2012-04-15 17:45

      You are a star!! Wow!

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-15 18:59

      iniquity?

  • Dan - 2012-04-15 18:01

    Yes, Cele, please tell us how you and Shabangu Roux knew/know each other! We have not failed to notice that he was one of the main sponsors for your wedding!!! Now why would someone do that??????

      Andrew - 2012-04-15 18:07

      Being the corrupt idiot he had probably forgotten that fact!!!

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-15 18:22

    I would like to understand where this worrying and fears were actually coming from. I guess from guilt or fear that the evidence team may reveal a truthful piece of information that would terribly incriminate Cele? I sense a sigh of relief from Cele’s comments, something extremely serious was not uncovered in this inquiry.

  • Lerato - 2012-04-15 18:33

    For now Cele is innocent!! I miss the way he kicked criminals around

      scnzama - 2012-04-15 19:00

      i also miss this guy.he didn,t take sh*t

      Hunter - 2012-04-15 21:14

      Yes Thando now he kicked his future (Hunter)

  • SA - 2012-04-15 19:42

    All crime and corruption should be stamped out of government. How can we all trust that we are in safe hands when all we hear in the news is our leaders being accused of crime and corruption? And how do our leaders expect their staff not to be corrupte? Lead by example!!!

      Hunter - 2012-04-15 21:10

      (Hunter Dintoe). I support this comment

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-15 21:15

    Get rid of cANCer before it kills all of us.

      Raj - 2012-04-16 10:37

      Cancer will kill you, the ANC will save you. You climbing on someone elses lame, sick and meaningless comment. People like you deserve the likes of Malema. Raj Morar

  • Julie - 2012-04-16 13:00

    RAJ RAJ RAJ..... ignorance is bliss.

  • gailcarolynhayes - 2012-04-16 13:30

    @Raj. Anyone would imagine that the ANC freed themselves entirely on their own which is absolutely false. The only reason they are in govt is because the minorty conceded under pressure from Western Powers to hand over power. There were many people, including Helen Zille, Frederick van Zyl Slabbert , Black Sash, Donald Woods, Helen Suzman who was NEVER funded by HF Verwoerd as some people believe but entered parliament with four other women in 1948 when the Nationalist's took over as a United Party member and subsequently broke away and stood as an independent lone voice against the unjust system. After 400 years of colonialism the only thing that actually united the oppressed was their hatred of the Apartheid system. After 20 years in power the great ANC are fighting among themselves to see who can get the biggest share of the taxpayer's wealth while the entire infrastructure of a once productive functional country is in ruins due to the total lack of skills and sense of responsibility in their cadres. Sure they can be destructive and nobody can beat them at redistributing wealth to fighters and cronies to buy guns and flashy cars and as many wives as they like. When they've used up all the candy they will find that money is not that nourishing and China will take over as the new liberators to settle the debts that the ANC sees as gifts. No more unions or talk of unions and believe me everything you want will have to be worked for. NOTHING WILL BE FREE. DEATH WILL RULE.

  • gailcarolynhayes - 2012-04-16 13:41

    Cele, I kind of feel sorry for you but only because I think that you were attempting to improve the conditions of the good policemen whose motto was to fight crime with bullets. The police strangely seem to be doing a more effective job in your absence but that is possibly because they have realised that a dead crook is better than a fed crook. Your encouragement was merely putting into practice what Bridget? another ANC member had been shot down for saying prematurely. There is no honour among thieves and pleading stupidity and ignorance does not absolve you from responsibility for errors of judgement and hanging with the wrong crowd. Being a General does not mean that you have ability to lead, today it means you have the ability to go along with the in crowd of the moment. Excesses of any kind lead to early demise frequently at the hands of former friends and colleagues.

  • ndabenhle.ngubane - 2012-04-23 11:50

    What do we do in a situation where Cele is potentially the best crime-fighting boss due to his aggressive approach to criminals, yet acted improperly when leasing the two police building.

  • daCouncillor - 2012-05-22 06:11

    Cele, what was honest or decent about you when you sat in ANC building in Commercial City, Durban.... Making decision for the Durban Metro, the deals the tenders etc. . . . .

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