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Bhekokwakhe Hamilton Cele (Bheki)

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


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Zuma and the securocrats

Zuma replaced Jackie Selebi, Mbeki’s appointee as Police Commissioner who has been convicted of corruption (AC Vol 50 No 23, Jackie Selebi on trial), with another close ally, Bheki Cele...


Police powers set to expand

In March, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela published a report saying that Police Minister Bheki Cele had improperly arranged a 500-million-rand (US$74...


Zuma’s presidential primary

In early March, the Crime Intelligence Division raided the offices of the Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, who had alleged that the accounting officer of the South African Police Service, Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, had improperly authorised a R500 million lease for a Pretoria office building...


Party unity trumps national reforms

We hear that Doidge had annoyed Zuma by investigating a contract for a new police headquarters, signed by Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, a close ally of the President...


Global plaudits, local travails

On 30 December, the National Police Commissioner, Bheki Cele, personally chased a ‘suspect’ in Durban’s Albert Park, while on walkabout to assess security with senior colleagues...


So far, so Zuma

Bheki Cele, the former Transport, Safety and Security boss in KwaZulu-Natal, supports national Safety and Security Minister Nathi Mthethwa in his bid to give police more powers to use force...


Township protestors take on the ANC government

That may be why he has consulted the apartheid regime's spymaster, former National Intelligence Service Director, Neil Barnard, and has appointed one of South Africa's toughest police officers, Bheki Cele, as Police Chief...


Compulsory coalition

The ANC's other key leaders in KZN would be the Midlands boss Zweli Ngubane Ngubane and Bheki Cele, the provincial Spokesman on Safety and Security...


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