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Moloi not opposing Cele court bid

2012-08-02 10:36

Johannesburg - Judge Jake Moloi is not opposing axed national police commissioner Bheki Cele's application to have his dismissal set aside, according to a report on Thursday.

"The first, second and third respondents will not oppose the application and will abide by the decision of the court," The Star quoted court papers, filed on behalf of Moloi and other inquiry board members, advocates Terry Motau and Anthea Platt.

Moloi headed the board of inquiry mandated by President Jacob Zuma to establish whether Cele had acted corruptly, dishonestly, or with an undeclared conflict of interest in relation to two police lease deals signed with businessman Roux Shabangu.

Cele was fired in June by Zuma following a recommendation by the board of inquiry. He filed papers in the High Court in Pretoria early last month calling for a review of the finding by the board.

Responding to Moloi's decision not to oppose the application, Cele's spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize said: "We are not surprised because we have always contended that the report is fatally flawed."

Comments
  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-08-02 11:07

    If i give u something and i feel like ur nt using it acordingly i wil cum back and take it. So ANC gave that job its in their right to take it away 4rm u coz u wer nt dn the ryt thngs.

      theo.vanbeek.58 - 2012-08-02 13:50

      can you not write properly

  • siyanda.mbanjwa - 2012-08-02 11:11

    I think the decision not to oppose this application is taken so that the court can clear Mr.Cele's name so that he can then be employed by government,this is a ploy.

      crazyjourno - 2012-08-02 11:24

      Just goes to show what YOU know about court proceedings! The judge is not opposing, since he is well-aware that Cele's application to have his dismissal set aside, will not succeed.... In return he might be worse off... If the report is studied again, they might find that not only was Cele's axing the correct decision, but that he may also never work as a government employee again... This application means Cele might even be WORSE off than he already is...

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-08-02 11:49

      @ Clarissa;  How can Cele be worse off? On the contrary he can be better off remember Cele is questioning the Judge’s involvement in building the case as he was working with the prosecution in pilling charges against him. A Judge can’t sit in a meeting whereby charges are being crafted; it’s just a conflict of interest. In this case the judge can’t challenge this because it happened.

  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-08-02 11:18

    I liked Cele, he rooted out some evil, as far as I know he was the most effective in this position we have seen in ages. I know for a fact, alot of criminals were afraid of him, as a matter of fact crime dropped notebly ever since he resumed office. Besides the fact that he could have possibly been involved in this tender scandal, i think he did a well noted job. Sit back and notice how things is gonna go back now, WATCH!

  • mgculisi - 2012-08-02 11:35

    Not opposing the application does not mean he is agreeing with it. What Judge Moloi is not doing, which is justified, is that he is saying:- 1 I made my findings based on the evidence presented to me. If you want my reasons, they are contained in my report. 2. I will not waste taxpayers money by employing lawyers and advocates to defend what this joker is saying about me. The facts are contained in the report. 3. If another judge comes to a different conclusion than me, so be it. That is how we live as judges. You make a ruling that is sometimes overturned on appeal, You do not have someone represent you in the appeal process. Only your judgement.

  • tebalob - 2012-08-02 11:52

    Well done judge. Yuo've seen what happens to people who stand up to these numbskulls. Phelela bana ba hao.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-08-02 11:55

    He should be charged for the atrocities brought about by his 'shoot to kill' poiicy which inspired the trigger happy mentality of police that caused the cold blooded murder of harmless 14 yr old Thato Mokoka and Andries Tatane to name a few.He was the biggest criminal of all,disguised as a 'general'.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-08-02 12:11

    Cele's policy was that police should behave like criminals to catch criminals.which means that 1 set of crimimals would be wearing a uniform.Then who would the police be??This brute was continuing the legacy of le Grange and Adrian Vlok!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-08-02 12:11

    Cele's policy was that police should behave like criminals to catch criminals.which means that 1 set of crimimals would be wearing a uniform.Then who would the police be??This brute was continuing the legacy of le Grange and Adrian Vlok!PLS get lost!!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-08-02 12:13

    Cele's policy was that police should behave like criminals to catch criminals.which means that 1 set of crimimals would be wearing a uniform.Then who would the police be??This brute was continuing the legacy of le Grange and Adrian Vlok!PLS get lost!!

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-08-02 12:15

    Cele's policy was that police should behave like criminals to catch criminals.which means that 1 set of crimimals would be wearing a uniform.Then who would the police be??This brute was continuing the legacy of le Grange and Adrian Vlok!Cele must go home and shurrap!

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