EDITORIAL | You know what’s crazy? Cele’s idea of justice
Somebody did go wild at the student fees protest where a man was killed, but they didn’t do it in isolation
Even when his violent instincts were limited to KwaZulu-Natal, death tended to follow Bheki Cele around.
At the end of his five years as the MEC overseeing safety and security, a period in which he wasn’t shy about sharing his view that police should always shoot before being shot, 258 people died in the custody of KZN police in just a year.
This must have impressed SA’s new president, though, because when Jacob Zuma appointed him as police commissioner in July 2009 he said Cele had “distinguished himself in a number of areas”. ..