Bheki Cele gets hero’s welcome in Vosloorus

2014-11-04 16:54

Deputy Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Bheki Cele was greeted with loud cheers and ululation as he walked into the Vosloorus Civic Centre in Ekurhuleni today.

The crowd chanted “Bheki, Bheki” as the man who served as national police commissioner from 2009 to 2011 walked to the stage. Some shouted “bring back Bheki”.

Cele, along with Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele, African National Congress Ekurhuleni chairperson Mzwandile Masina, and Gauteng ANC Youth League chairperson Matome Chiloane, were in the area to talk about crime.

Vosloorus is where Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa was killed. He was shot dead while at the house of his singer and actress girlfriend Kelly Khumalo.

Two people allegedly entered the house and demanded cellphones before fleeing.

Meyiwa was buried in Durban over the weekend. Thousands of supporters converged at the Moses Mabhida stadium to give him a hero’s send off.

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. 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

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.