Sunday Times

Meet, greet and re­treat

- Bheki Cele

Our men in blue have such lit­tle faith in the for­mer min­is­ter of fish and trees, Bheki Cele, that they did not even bother to greet him in West­bury when he went to play top sher­iff in the trou­bled neigh­bour­hood.

Mr “Stom­ach In, Chest Out” got the cold shoul­der when he spoke with the po­lice­men and po­lice­women who have their hands full chas­ing af­ter loot­ers and ri­ot­ers.

His “Good morn­ing of­fi­cers” was met with dead silence, un­til the gath­ered com­mu­nity saved his blushes by an­swer­ing him with a rather sub­dued “Good morn­ing min­is­ter”. Even the West­bury druglo­rds Cele dared to come out and face the cops head-on must have been shaken.

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