- Minister of Police Bheki Cele was trending on social media for not addressing the pressing matters of gender-based violence and human trafficking in Mzansi
- Cele has remained silent on these matters but was spotted shutting down people who were drinking after the 22:00 curfew
- South African social media users are fed up with Bheki Cele's lack of action with the country's current struggles besides alcohol consumption
Minister of Police Bheki Cele has been trending once again on social media and not for the right reasons. Tweeps were angered once again by Cele's lack of opinion or action regarding certain issues that are facing South Africa right now. These are issues such as human trafficking and gender-based violence.
With the situation regarding gender-based violence, kidnapping and human-trafficking worsening. Cele has remained mum on the matter. Social media users were not impressed and gave their two cents on the minister's silence.
@skhumali said: "So let me get this straight, there are two groups of known gangs in Newcastle who kill, rape, steal in daylight known by EVERYONE in the area but nothing happens to them? But Bheki Cele was busy shutting down pubs last night."
@RapsmontanaSA said: "Bheki Cele useless Minister. Our women and daughters are being human trafficked but he is more concerned about drunkards who are drinking their hard earned cash."
@nkulipp said: "Look at these faces. This is Cyril Ramaphosa and Bheki Cele. They hate South Africa and its citizens so much they run around closing taverns. Instead of fighting against criminals in Hillbrow, Sunnyside, Kempton Park and many areas through the country."
@realAyandaLanga commented: "Sometimes you should ask yourself why Zuma release Bheki Cele of his duties and Ramaphosa appoint him back. Minister of home affairs is someone who is holding a medical certificate how on earth he is going to make that dept functional? We are doomed."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on SA's response to Bheki Cele's lack of action against GBV. Fed-up SA citizens are calling on Police Minister to break his silence around the action he will be taking against the fierce wave of gender-based violence and human trafficking that seems to have gripped the country over the last few years.
Statistics have shown that every three hours in South Africa, a woman is killed. A fact that is not only appalling but also terrifying. Last year the entire country mourned the death of young UCT student Uyinene.
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