Hawks probing Cele phone bugging

2012-04-13 10:44

Johannesburg - The Hawks are investigating criminal charges over claims that the phone of suspended national police commissioner Bheki Cele was bugged, according to a report on Friday.

"Yes, we can confirm that there is an investigation... It's at an advanced stage," Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela told the Mail & Guardian.

The newspaper reported that Cele's phone was bugged by his own intelligence division, and that the interception began in late 2010.

Approached to comment on the allegations, Cele said he had not initially taken the matter seriously.

"I honestly dismissed the rumour of this as a bad joke when they reached my ears a year or so ago.

"I now have good reason to ask to ask the inspector general of intelligence to investigate this matter... a brazen violation of my rights," Cele told the Mail & Guardian.

  • braamc - 2012-04-13 10:52

    Also don't want to go to jail

  • Ally - 2012-04-13 10:54

    A "brazen violation of my rights"?? What a cheek!! What about the rights of law-abiding tax-paying citizens that this man Cele has violated by signing documents (unread) and all the allegations against him re tenders, contracts etc etc.

  • Susan - 2012-04-13 10:58

    Cele, you are a thief and a lier, you should have no rights after all your illegal transaction..

  • Dan - 2012-04-13 11:08

    I wonder when his health is hoing to start failing!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shirley - 2012-04-13 11:11

    Show just what an intellegent cop he was to begin with. When he first heard he thought " It was a bad joke". Now that he is in the dwang he is concerned????? He lost his "rights" when he decided to go the illegal route!!!! Wonder why they were "bugging"? Did they suspect something already???

  • Luviwe - 2012-04-13 11:15

    These are all pre-mangaung shenanigans rearing their ugly head. The soap opra had began.

  • SM1012 - 2012-04-13 11:24

    Here we go this for real, I wonder where I we heading with this Govt of ANC...will ever our Political and Govt leaders ever get punished by their actions...even Selebi is playing SICK now...Sherly Cwele also need her JOB in Mangaung the R150 Million case till Kimberley BLOCK and his camp threatened to kill all the witness on Fraud saga...Limpopo is worse as they even kill whistle-blowers...and the sad part for me is that all the funds are stolen through tender process...shame on them, pity on us the SA citizen.

  • Graham - 2012-04-13 11:30

    I think the anc have invented a secret coating for their own, a mixture of Teflon and cevlar. Nothing sticks and bullet proof!

  • Biggs - 2012-04-13 11:41

    Oh no! they should have not bugged the phone,they must bugged him before he get sick like Selebi and Shaik

  • Gert - 2012-04-13 12:03

    Now this bugging is a REAL CRIME--the other small matters of mismanagement etc. is just the usual day by day activity style of the ruling guys. Now he will probably have the case dismissed. I wonder if they have any proof or transcripts of the alleged bugging. Or is this just another case of friends helping each other.??

  • Thoka - 2012-04-13 12:06

    did they for get RICA was for this purpose. chasing their own tail

  • Buti - 2012-04-13 12:50

    All your in with is because of Zuma and his cabinets. This man doesn't want an active person in his face. You've already scared him because of the promise you made to change the South African police department.

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-13 13:36

    U fire him, u loose support in KZN and Motlhanthe takes over(sic)

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-13 13:38

    U fire him, u loose support in KZN and comes Mangaung moment, Motlhanthe takes over(sic)

  • Scouter - 2012-04-13 13:47

    The whole Police force, intelligence agencies, special investigation units are all bugged - by incompetence and corruption.

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