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Bhekokwakhe Hamilton Cele (Bheki)

Date of Birth: 22 April 1952
Place of Birth: Umzumbe, South Africa


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A reckoning for the Ramaphosa party

Police Minister Bheki Cele says that 500 of the polling stations are considered 'high risk' and a large security operation involving tens of thousands of police supported by the military has been mounted to keep the peace...


Vote-getters and loyalists predominate

Ramaphosa's close allies Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan held on to their portfolios as did Police Minister Bheki Cele despite his serial failures to control the wave of organised crime that is sweeping the country undermining the economy and breaking up infrastructure...


Top police face sack amid rising crime

The writing is on the wall for National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole and Police Minister Bheki Cele after President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address in which he indicated that he would soon announce leadership changes in the security agencies amid a host of other reform promises...


After the insurrection

In the aftermath of the uprising Police Minister Bheki Cele clashed publicly with State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo while Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula initially contradicted the President as to whether the violence and looting constituted an 'insurrection' but later fell in line...


Who runs KwaZulu-Natal?

Arch Zuma-loyalist Thulani Dlomo the former head of the State Security Agency's controversial special operations unit who was sacked by Ramaphosa in 2019 was reported on 14 July to be one of at least 12 people that Police Minister Bheki Cele says are being investigated for orchestrating the unrest...


Relief as Zuma surrenders

Police Minister Bheki Cele and Police Service Director Khehla Sitole had been due to arrest the former President by midnight on 7 July...


Magashule overplays his hand

Meanwhile another group – comprising Pravin Gordhan Public Enterprise; Naledi Pandor International Relations and Cooperation; Bheki Cele Police; Gwede Mantashe Minerals and Energy – are heading for retirement either after the ANC elective congress or the 2024 general elections...

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Showdown to follow lockdown

PushbackRamaphosa who has faced ridicule in some quarters over the reinstatement of the ANC officials is also facing pushback from some of his senior ministers on the National Coronavirus Command Council: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma the Minister of Local Government and Traditional Affairs the Police Minister Bheki Cele and Lindiwe Sisulu the Minister of Human Settlements who is seen as a possible challenger to Ramaphosa for the ANC leadership in 2024...


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