Time to move along
NATIONAL police commissioner Bheki Cele was in full cry the other night on the television news, his arms flailing like the vanes on a storm-battered windmill, bellowing at the media about something he had said. Or was it something he hadn’t said? Whatever. Anything his message lacked in clarity was more than compensated for by the sheer volume.
Cele has an unenviable job and the fact that he is ill-suited to the role is to the detriment of the country.
He failed to impress in his previous incarnation as KZN MEC (transport, if memory serves correctly) and a grievous error was made when he was appointed to his current post as chief Mr Plod.
The classic words for which British bobbies are renowned spring to mind: “Move along there, sir, there’s a good gentleman.” Cele should do just that and make way for a better qualified and less volatile replacement. JOHN GARDENER
General Bheki Cele, national police commissioner at a function in Pretoria.