Thugs in uni­forms

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South Africa’s po­lice chief Bheki Cele has pre­sented a Par­lia­men­tary de­fence of the ac­tion of the po­lice’s re­ac­tion unit, even though “they some­times get out of hand”.

WHAT OTH­ERS SAID

BEELD said Cele’s com­ments were ex­tremely ir­re­spon­si­ble for the head of the po­lice. Ba­nana re­publics can af­ford po­lice vi­o­lence as in Hill­brow and Melville – not a coun­try that boasts of be­ing a democ­racy with hu­man rights. “Cele is, in fact, set­ting a group of thugs in uni­forms free on a de­fence­less so­ci­ety.” THE CIT­I­ZEN said the po­lice’s stum­bling around with Cele as its leader and the pre­sen­ta­tion in Par­lia­ment were just other blun­ders by the coun­try’s po­lice lead­er­ship.

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