EDITORIAL | You know what’s crazy? Cele’s idea of justice

Ideas

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

Editorial

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”. ..

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.