SA celebrates Bheki Cele NOT returning as Minister of Police?


SA celebrates Bheki Cele NOT returning as Minister of Police?

South Africans took to social media on Wednesday to celebrate Bheki Cele reportedly losing his job as the Minister of Police.

Long-standing police minister, Bheki Cele will reportedly no longer be a member of parliament

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July 13, 2021.Police Minister General Bheki Cele at the media briefing on the containment of violence protests taking place in some parts of the country.Picture: Freddy Mavunda © Business Day


Daily Maverick reports that Bheki Cele is among one of the ANC (African National Congress) MPs disappearing from the parliamentary benches.

Cele has been the South African Minister of Police since February 2018. He was also the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service for two years, until misconduct allegations led to his suspension in October 2011.


The minister was previously the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from 26 May 2014 until 26 February 2018.

South Africans took to social media on Wednesday to celebrate the news.


@mpho_vhang80819: “Now he must be investigated and arrested, too many skeletons in his closet.”

@ThamiGxamalazaa: “Now it’s time South Africa to have an honorable Minister of police who will deal decisively with crime.”

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@renei_Nay: “Beautiful news. They must go line up at the post office for R350. Oh, they destroyed the post office too.”

The publication adds that Bheki Cele is joined by International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor, Defence Minister Thandi Modise, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu who are also out.

Due to the ANC polling 40 percent in the 2024 elections, Cele, Pandor, Modise and Zulu didn’t make the cut.

The publication adds that if President Cyril Ramaphosa is re-elected, only two ministers may be drafted from outside the National Assembly.

Sowetan also reports that corruption-accused Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Zizi Kodwa resigned on Wednesday, 5 June.

Kodwa resigned after appearing in the Palm Ridge magistrate’s court on Wednesday morning. He appeared in court alongside director of Tactical Software Systems (TSS) Jehan Mackay.

“Mr Kodwa has informed the president that he will resign as minister of sport, arts and culture and member of cabinet, after being formally charged,” said department spokesperson Litha Mpondwana in a statement.

The minister is facing corruption charges involving R1.7 million bribes from Mackay to influence tenders that his companies were involved in.

They were both released on R30 000 bail and are expected back in court on 23 July.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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