Cele wants to know where he stands

2012-06-08 07:26

Johannesburg - Suspended police commissioner General Bheki Cele hopes President Jacob Zuma will announce whether he has been fired or not, the Star reported on Friday.

"I hope the president speaks soon, so one can deal with facts rather than rumours," Cele told the newspaper.

He said he had only heard about his dismissal through the media and had not been contacted by the presidency on the matter.

Zuma was expected to take action against Cele following Judge Jake Moloi's report on the police lease deals scandal.

Media reports on Thursday said Cele had in fact been fired. Spokesperson for the presidency Mac Maharaj said he refused to comment on "rumours".

"I won't say the rumours are not true. I will say when the president informs me," he said.

Cele's spokesperson Vuyo Mkhize said Cele would take the matter to court.

"Let me confirm we have every intention of pursuing this matter all the way to the courts, to ensure [Judge Moloi's] report is declared legally unsound and invalid," said Mkhize.

He said the legal processes would be pursued even if Cele was not fired.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-06-08 07:32

    Cele - I'll explain. Jy is dof - totsiens.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-06-08 07:40

      Corrupted lying Cele let me tell you where you stand! One foot in jail your lying thief and the other in the most corrupted useless divided president this country ever had ass!

      Hemmilton Tshwene Moremi - 2012-06-08 07:53

      let him cee de fruits of his labour

      Smell - 2012-06-08 08:00

      A government that took months to decipher what the difference between Malema's suspension and expulsion was can not be expected to work out the Cele issue in a jiffy...

      NrGx - 2012-06-08 08:15

      asking the presidency to make a comment would require him to actually do some work - all we all know thats a near impossibility. And second, cele, I can tell you where you should be standing...behind bars.

      Michaele - 2012-06-08 08:16

      Ek stem saam, too true. But HKGK when Cele and JZ meet around this issue. I think Cele has something on JZ. The fan is turning, now we only have to fuel the fan.

      Marion - 2012-06-08 08:19

      Surprised that Cele doesn't know he stands in his shoes. Now he's got to take a long long walk off a short pier. Maybe he can hook up with the guy who's getting the boot.

      Sean - 2012-06-08 09:20

      You see Mr Cele , it works like this , ``once your comrades don`t need anymore , they let you hang to dry out there``

      bernpm - 2012-06-08 09:51

      Dear Mr Cele, if you feel shunted around and you have a spine, you simply resign and find another job. It is called: pride!

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-06-08 07:32

    Suspension on full pay for next 5years, while we have to pay millions to legal fees.

  • anthonycharles.williams - 2012-06-08 07:37

    you are fired, what part of that dont you understand?

  • thanuj.thulsie - 2012-06-08 07:37

    put him and selebi in one cell,he can look after sickly selebi

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-08 07:40

      Ja Cele is about to become the next victim of the Shaikey Selebi Syndrome

      thanuj.thulsie - 2012-06-08 07:43

      agree charles,he will soon suffer from god knows what,as long as you are the trusted friend of zuma then yes u qualify to be diagnosed with anything sickness you like just to avoid jail time

      wisani.shipalana - 2012-06-08 08:19

      dy mst b in 1cel

      Jacqui - 2012-06-08 12:07

      Thanuj.thulsie and sickly Selebi can look after tricky Cele.

  • Vic - 2012-06-08 07:38

    Let Donald Trump tell him " YOU'RE FIRED!"

      Vince - 2012-06-08 08:02

      Please can I rather do it!!! It will give me the greatest of pleasure!

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-06-08 07:39

    Cele wants to know where he stands ??? Well where did he see himself last?

  • chris.j.miller2 - 2012-06-08 07:42

    Mr. Cele must prepare for da worst.hope he gets Fired thou so da rest can see .......nd knw Law is Law

  • siliziwem - 2012-06-08 07:44

    you stand in the shower!

  • Peter - 2012-06-08 07:46

    You are standing in the unemployment line - Go and see a Labour Broker

  • Sonja - 2012-06-08 07:57

    Zuma says. Go take a shower

  • Attie - 2012-06-08 08:08

    the new fashion with top govt officials. they have no work to do so they get bored and spent time in court to pass the time at tax payers expense. they should rather join the film industry as all they can do is trying to act

  • Skoees - 2012-06-08 08:12

    The Presidents indecision should be the main concern here. It should have been made quickly and Cele told first - before any rumours started.\r\nIMHO whoever selected Cele for the position should also be held to account...

      sean.murphy.165 - 2012-06-08 09:55

      That would be Zuma then. Give him a break. He needs time to practice the speech. It takes a special kind of stupid to read speeches that badly.

  • leslie.rabie - 2012-06-08 08:32

    Somebody call Donald Trump... Youre Fired!!

  • Maria - 2012-06-08 08:36

    @Charles-Bronson - Hayi you've made my day!!!

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  • Wayne - 2012-06-08 08:43

    I see a bout of life threatening Hypertension coming on!!

  • Henry - 2012-06-08 08:44

    If I were. Gen. Cele, I would refrain from waiting in vain, read between the lines (that I've already been fired) pick myself up and move on. The world, definitely does not end here. There are endeviours 1 can strive for and attain.

  • Deon - 2012-06-08 08:47

    You are standing on the edge a cliff, rather resign. You will probably become an ambassodor to Zimbabwe.

  • tobydt - 2012-06-08 08:57

    What do you mean Cele?! Does the entire South Africa know except you? I'll put it in simple terms for you: GET THE F*** OUT OF HERE!

  • Pat - 2012-06-08 09:15

    u've milked the tax payin south africans already!! wot more do u want??? wer do i stand??? haha, heres an idea, go stand in a puddle of petrol and set it alight!!

  • mica.gogome - 2012-06-08 09:31

    Criminal charge?misconduct?jail?suspension with pay?Retribution?Fired or what?South Africans please help!

  • jan.calitz1 - 2012-06-08 09:31

    Give the cowboy a new position where he cannot display his stupidity e.g Ambassador in the Vatican! Just get the man away from here!

  • ndzululeka - 2012-06-08 09:34

    President is so uncivilised. Why must he hear from the media that he is getting fired because I am sure when he was gonna be appointed he knew it before it was known by the media. The president needs a big hiding.

      Philip - 2012-06-08 09:59

      Yes that too!

  • Gavin - 2012-06-08 09:42

    what part of 'get the f out' - don't you comprehend ? zuma - what a loser, you could cover yourself in glory and do so much for SA - instead all we here is: zuma is studying the document.

      Nicolaas - 2012-06-09 00:09

      @Gavin, studying the document does not mean he understands it. His commision of education first has to spell each and every word, then translate it into idiot language, then explain in leeeeeeeeength what every word means, before he can make an announcement. He also needs to a detailed explanation what the term you are fired means, just in case he is being asked by the media to explain what he just announced.

  • Philip - 2012-06-08 09:55

    Mac Maharaj, now there's a skelem!!!!!! he's still going to be held accountable someday???

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-06-08 10:03

    In the dock?

  • Christopher - 2012-06-08 10:24

    The man who signed the tender document without reading it [Bheki Cele]just want to know his fate from the corrupt showerman.\r\n\r\nWhat fate r u waiting Mr Cele?You hv been fired long tym ago cos u r not feet 2 hold public office like Zuma who's firing his comrades n 4get to fire himself.Go n own Taxis in kZN

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-06-08 10:25

    Stand anywhere you like - just don't take on another job for which you are miserably incompetent. Set an example to pricks like showerhead and fatboy, by being proud and stepping away from a situation where you are out of your depth.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-08 11:07

    Cele you f*cked up big time boet BUT I for one will miss your tough stance on criminals...especially...shoot to kill !!

  • Phillip - 2012-06-08 11:51

    Don't ask where you stand, Gen - don't you know that Ill Grandé prefers you to grovel?

  • shengeboy - 2012-06-08 11:53

    er, bab'Cele.please dont leave your Bherede cops behind.take them to army or something!!!!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-08 12:05

    He stands between a rock and a hard place. What is there to understand?.

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