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Cele denies 'frosty' relationship with police commissioner Khehla Sitole

Cele denies 'frosty' relationship with police commissioner Khehla Sitole (

Police minister Bheki Cele has denied he has a “frosty” courting with national police commissioner Khehla Sitole.

Police minister Bheki Cele alleged national police commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla Sitole was 'nowhere to be seen' during the riots and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July. File photo.

“I deny that there may be a frosty courting,” Cele informed the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearings into the July riots on Friday. 

He stated he and Sitole had a “working courting”. 

“I changed into a countrywide commissioner ... I minimised any struggle. I had a tremendous group. The stats had never been so appropriate,” Cele stated of his tenure as countrywide police commissioner, earlier than becoming police minister. 

Cele stated the “real” frosty dating become amongst SAPS' top control.

“I would like to look the commissioner take his control and walk in unison. I hope this employer will discover its manner and do the process it is supposed to do and remedy topics that are presupposed to resolved.


“I wish we are able to locate each different and connect those things,” Cele stated. 

He said everybody need to take duty for the those who died in the course of the riots. 

“It could have been better for absolutely everyone,” he stated.


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