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Police Minister Bheki Cele (Photo: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)
Police Minister Bheki Cele (Photo: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)
Photo: Gallo Images/Darren Stewart

Police Minister Bheki Cele tells News24 that violence on farms will not disappear unless racial tension and land reform are dealt with, writes Adriaan Basson.

Police Minister Bheki Cele, known for his straight-talking approach to matters of crime, is adamant that he was the victim of fake news and is being portrayed unfairly as the enemy of farmers.

Speaking to News24's Frontline on Friday, Cele insisted he did not tell an imbizo of farmers, farmworkers and community members in Normandien, northern KwaZulu-Natal, that farmers should not complain if they get hurt after impounding the cattle of land dwellers.

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