Cele heads for court

2012-06-13 09:12

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele said he would go quietly but not before challenging the corruption allegations levelled at him in court.

“I will not engage in any pointless back chattings, I will simply shut up and go home,” Cele told reporters during a press conference in Pretoria today.

However, he said he would go to court to fight the allegations of corruption levelled against him in a report by the board of inquiry into his fitness to hold office, led by retired judge Jake Moloi.

He said he would be making an application to the High Court in Pretoria by the end of the week.

Cele also said he would lodge a complaint against Moloi with the Judicial Service Commission.

The former top cop, who was fired yesterday by President Jacob Zuma, congratulated the newly appointed police commissioner Mangwashi Victoria “Riah” Phiyega.

“She did not steal my job, she answered the same call I did two years ago,” he said.

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