Cele: Shaving will be probed

2011-02-05 10:26

Durban - National police spokesperson Vishnu Naidu said on Friday that police commissioner Bheki Cele had promised that the alleged forced shaving of heads of female recruits at the police's training academy in Ulundi would be investigated.

Naidu said: "General Cele told them that the matter will be properly investigated and appropriate actions will be taken.

He said Cele went to the academy on Friday as part of his visits to various training centres throughout the country.

"He (Cele) did not go to Ulundi to deal with the issue of shaving. It was just a coincidence. He was in Bhisho on Thursday," Naidu said.

It was reported recently that female police trainees were being forced to shave their heads in Ulundi. All the women who refused to have their hair shaved off were allegedly punished with physical training.

Naidu said Cele encouraged trainees to take their jobs seriously and respect the profession.

"He warned them about the abuse of state resources and corruption."

  • YasButIDunno - 2011-02-05 10:35

    The chop who runs the training camp has obviously not moved on from the MK days. I wonder how many rapes take place there?

      Grant - 2011-02-05 10:38

      He needs to be rectally probed for a brain!

      bokfan1 - 2011-02-05 16:33

      ....and this bullsh*t makes headlines???? So what if they shaved heads, the stuff grows back. It's probably a healthier option anyway. There are all sorts of initiation rituals with new recruits, whether it be in the military, springboks, university etc etc. It's all part of character building and growing up. If you haven't been their you wont understand.

  • Doug - 2011-02-05 10:59

    Hope the woman fights back, stays in the Police force and makes a success of her career. Notice no mention of the tribe of the rsol who carried out the act?

  • briansmith702 - 2011-02-05 11:46

    Appoint a cowboy at the top and what can you expect???

  • mpanzame - 2011-02-05 11:52

    And that reporter who was beaten up? And that lady driver in KZN who was beaten up? And that guy in PTA who was shot? And Weenies thugs? And that cop who lost his gun? and that robbery where the cops called it "only an armed robbery"? And --- ah forget it.

  • Ziddi - 2011-02-05 12:05

    And women want EQUAL rights??????? Just saying!!!!!

  • Sipho - 2011-02-05 13:03

    The are better things to deal with,not the shaving of hair,last on the agenda.lets fight crime as police service!.

  • Frank - 2012-02-01 07:03

    Is he back? Just like the Terminater!

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