- Bheki Cele, South Africa's Police Minister, ticked off a number of people when he commented on Cape Town police officers
- The city's mayor, Dan Plato, is asking that Cele apologise for what he said
- Cele called the cops thugs that belong in prison
Cape Town mayor, Dan Plato, feels that Police Minister Bheki Cele was in the wrong with his comments about police in the city.
He said that Cele displayed a lack of understanding of the law and disrespect with his negative remarks, according to The South African.
Plato wants Cele to take back what he said and apologise for it as well.
Cele called the police officers 'unaccountable thugs' and said they should be imprisoned, along with their 'leaders'.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Police Minister said Cape Town's law enforcement was acting outside legislative structures and should be 'brought within the law'.
IOL News reports that Mayor Plato said:
"I trust president Cyril Ramaphosa will look into minister Cele’s comments and take appropriate action regarding his attempts at obstructing the city and provincial governments’ efforts in trying to bring extra policing where he, as the national minister, has failed."
It was also reported that all the officers received the appropriate training and their paperwork was signed off by the authorities.
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