South African’s welcome Cele’s suspension
South African’s have welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s move of suspending the National police commissioner, General Bheki Cele, but have questioned why he should continue drawing a full salary.
Two months ago, the Public protector’s report found the police commissioner had played a role in the controversial police headquarters leasing deals in both Pretoria and Durban.
Cele’s suspension had a mixed reaction on social networking sites. Writing on Face book, Fauzana Yusuf charged that ‘fire him suspension does not make a difference’.
‘‘Suspension with Pay? So until he is fired he will receive a salary for not working. Do you think Cele is worried?’’ Zee Khan wrote on the Channel Islam International Face book page.
Mohammed Ismail said the police chief should not have been appointed in the first place.
Democratic Alliance police spokesperson Diane Kohler Barnard said: “We welcome the suspension of General Cele, though we find it extraordinary that the presidency took so long to act against him’’.