Cele merely passing the fag, err, buck
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