Moloi not opposing Cele court bid

2012-08-02 10:36
Bheki Cele (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

Bheki Cele (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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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."

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