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.

Read more on:    police  |  bheki cele  |  police lease saga

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.