Cele is compromised - DA

2011-02-24 18:06
Pretoria - National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele is making such a mockery of the constitution, the principles of accountability and transparency that he is "compromised and should resign", the DA said on Thursday.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson Dianne Kohler Barnard made the call shortly after Cele said he disputed the public protector's findings that he was involved in improper, unlawful conduct that amounted to maladministration.

"Commissioner Cele is too compromised to continue in his position and makes a mockery of our constitution and the principles of accountability and transparency," said Kohler Barnard.

"The president cannot remain silent on this matter any longer. He should dismiss him."

She said that while Cele said he respected the public protector, his stance was that "he can ignore that official's findings if he does not like them".

She said Cele should take responsibility for his actions and of those who acted on his behalf, including when he delegated authority.
- SAPA
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