Cele merely pass­ing the fag, err, buck

Cape Argus - - METRO - A MCINNES | Clare­mont

THE mil­i­tary men caught smok­ing on cam­era refers:

Po­lice Min­is­ter Bheki Cele states that they will face in­ter­nal (mil­i­tary) dis­ci­plinary ac­tion, but I sub­mit that is not cor­rect!

They can­not be cam­ou­flaged by the uni­forms they wear, and they must be sub­jected to the same law that ap­plies to me.

Min­is­ter Cele can­not be al­lowed to cre­ate this smoke­screen – and pass the fag, sorry buck, in this way.

The men in­volved must be in­ter­ro­gated, sorry ques­tioned, as to the source of their smokes.

If they can­not prove they bought them be­fore lock­down started, they should be charged with pro­cure­ment from a per­son or per­sons un­known. That will stick!

If Min­is­ter Cele wants to find a source, I sug­gest he visit any taxi rank, rail­way sta­tion, of­fice block, shop­ping mall or even some po­lice sta­tions.

He will see plenty of smok­ers stand­ing around. At least one of them will buckle un­der in­ter­ro­ga­tion, sorry ques­tion­ing, and dis­close a source.

It would be good to state that this will be his only op­por­tu­nity for ac­tion, but sadly that is not the case.

There is bla­tant flout­ing of the law al­most ev­ery day, and he need only look as far as the ac­tiv­i­ties within his own party.

This is­sue, how­ever, is ob­vi­ously a “smok­ing gun” – with an ex­cel­lent chance for a con­vic­tion.

It is an op­por­tu­nity for Min­is­ter Cele to gain some cred­i­bil­ity and demon­strate to the na­tion that the law, no mat­ter how stupid, ap­plies equally to ev­ery­one.

Will he do it? Pass me a light!

MIN­IS­TER Bheki Cele

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