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Cele comparison to Jesus odious: ID

2011-04-03 16:28

Johannesburg - Like the ANC, police Commissioner General Bheki Cele should refrain from making unpopular statements, ID parliamentary leader Joe Mcgluwa said on Sunday.

"An immediate end must be put to their desperate attempts to lure voters by making religious comparisons to the party and to condone corruption.

"It is a slap in the face for followers of the Christian faith in this country," said Mcgluwa.

This was after Cele was quoted by Beeld on Saturday comparing Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples to corruption within the police service.

"Jesus Christ had an organisation of 12 people... among those 12 there was a criminal who sat with Jesus every day," Cele was quoted saying at a police cars handover ceremony in Pretoria on Friday.

"Even when Jesus berated him [Judas], he denied that it was him who was a criminal," Cele had said.

Mcgluwa said such controversial statements allowed serious political motives to advance election campaigning such as the upcoming municipal elections on May 18.

"There is a vast difference between heaven and earth, and the most important aspect that is amiss here in South Africa is the lack of service delivery and the lack of political will to act against corruption within the South African Police Services [SAPS].

"Cele does not enjoy the confidence of the South African people, especially since his reputation was irreversibly tarnished by alleged corruption in the R500m police headquarters saga," Mcgluwa said.

Missed targets

"Apart from this, Cele, five deputies and an assortment of divisional commanders were interrogated by MPs earlier this week over the SAPS strategic plan for 2011/12 and its budget."

Mcgluwa said the three-day parliamentary grilling regarding missed targets, missed deadlines and missing details had Cele "red-faced and further added to his damaged reputation and lack of performance within his department".

"It baffles the mind why the ANC and its affiliates would compare the organisation and its members to biblical icons, when instead of having produced a prosperous re-birth of South Africa since 1994, they have instead created a legacy of maladministration and still-birth to service delivery methodologies," he said.

The Jesus comparison was not the first used in SA politics.

President Jacob Zuma was criticised a few years ago for saying the ANC will rule until Jesus comes.

In 2008, a provincial ANC leader likened Zuma's suffering in the then corruption case against him to what Jesus had gone through.

Comments
  • 4_Skin - 2011-04-03 16:55

    I suppose Cele thinks he is Jesus and the rest of the SAPS are his disciples? I want some of that stuff he is smoking..

      BigMoose - 2011-04-03 19:17

      It's not odious, it's odorous. Smells like they are smokin' bullshit.

  • johnjohn46 - 2011-04-03 16:58

    Keep on voting ANC!! :D :D :D

      4_Skin - 2011-04-03 17:11

      ANC = Any Nude Comrade (will do, but don't forget to shower)

      Deset Rat - 2011-04-03 17:32

      Does jj46 mean Dumb:Dumber:Dumbist, when he says Keep on voting ANC!!

  • MJV - 2011-04-03 16:59

    How stupid is this doos?

      4_Skin - 2011-04-03 17:09

      He does not register on the doos-ou-meter. Unlike Julias that sucks the blood out of everything vibrant like a malignant melanoma.

      Narf - 2011-04-03 17:12

      No more than the average P. (Politician/Police)

  • Slapper - 2011-04-03 17:10

    A clown of the first water. He should apply for a job with Circ Du Soleil

      BigMoose - 2011-04-03 19:20

      As a sweeper, or ticket collector?

      Grant - 2011-04-03 20:43

      Definitely a sweeper - there are still opportunities for fraud and corruption as a ticket collector

  • Aristar - 2011-04-03 17:19

    Cele admits to being functionally illiterate but then most of the SA government barely has a brain among them. Even our leader is a convicted fraudster and rapist. Remember that two idiots can outvote a genius. Remember to take an eraser with you when you go to vote. The voting officials will sometimes write a number on your voting slip. This is illegal and contravenes the international voting standards of free and fare elections.

      chat-chat - 2011-04-03 17:33

      Actually, although he MAY be a rapist & is probably a fraudster, he was not convicted on the rape charge and the fraud charge was dropped.

      Eric Mpitsa - 2011-04-07 15:50

      @Aristar "Even our leader is a convicted fraudster and rapist" I wonder who is that leader of yours

  • porra 1 - 2011-04-03 17:20

    cele not to blame blame those who elected him to the rank so that one sees in Africa by promoting an unqualified person for this position the work in cleaning the bathrooms the most appropriate

  • Deset Rat - 2011-04-03 17:29

    Cele thinks he is messiah of the Police and all that he surveys.

  • Zion - 2011-04-03 17:37

    Cele, like Julius and George Bush must have something in common. If any one of them open their mouths then crappy drivel is egested. Were it not for the seriousness of his position one could easily brand him as just another clown whose end is neigh.

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-04-03 17:53

    All we have to do is not vote ANC

      MJV - 2011-04-03 20:33

      to piss this country into a BANNA county that cont spel?

  • Mariano Cast - 2011-04-03 17:55

    They are all the same with different names.

  • Mariano Cast - 2011-04-03 17:58

    Just as an informative nonsense, "cele" is the Greek suffix (kele) for "tumor".

  • Mariano Cast - 2011-04-03 17:59

    If the "cele" in in the neck, it is then a pain in the neck.

  • Madelane - 2011-04-03 18:03

    The ANC and their politicians are generally odious

      BigMoose - 2011-04-03 19:18

      Odorous, odorous. Or is that ou doos?

  • Hungwe - 2011-04-03 18:07

    What an absolute idiot, with this mob they're all criminals.

  • BigMoose - 2011-04-03 19:16

    It's not odious, it's odorous. Smells like they are smokin' bullshit.

  • Mark - 2011-04-03 20:48

    Will the ANC and its moron leaders stop equating Jesus Christ to the ANC. The ruling party's constant blaspheming of the Christ is an insult to the Christian community and it is particularly interesting to see if the Christians of this country will vote ANC. I suppose the illiterate people will still flock to promises of the corrupt.

  • Mark - 2011-04-03 21:01

    Will the ANC and its moron leaders stop equating Jesus Christ to the ANC. The ruling party's constant blaspheming of the Christ is an insult to the Christian community and it is particularly interesting to see if the Christians of this country will vote ANC. I suppose the illiterate people will still flock to promises of the corrupt.

  • bashphil - 2011-04-03 21:33

    Yeah Cele is completely correct; there was a criminal who sat with Jesus everyday. Cele is that criminal.

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