- Bheki Cele has opened up about corrupt police officials and his news is not positive
- This comes after Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear was murdered outside his home
- Cele has promised to "get to the bottom" of the issue involving cops and criminals
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South Africa's police minister Bheki Cele has finally spoken out about certain crooked cops and their involvement with the criminal underworld during a candid interview with a news publication.
The interview with Cele comes shortly after Lieutenant-colonel Charl Kinnear was murdered outside his Cape Town home after his phone was apparently fitted with a tracker that helped the orchestrators of the shooting time him.
Kinnear was allegedly nearing the end of a lengthy investigation that implicated a number of high-ranking officials in many illicit activities that involved gang members and criminals before he was gunned down.
While a suspect, Zane Killian, was apprehended and charged with his murder in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on Friday last week, Cele has made it clear while speaking to eNCA that he would like to get to the bottom of many cops' involvement with criminals.
“It’s unfortunate that the good cops will be tainted and less will be said about them who are also exposed to the danger, as they act against their own,” said Cele in the eNCA interview.
“I would like to concede that there is corruption even at senior level. That’s why with the supply chain, as we speak, people up to the generals are arrested.
“We said and still say we will have to get to the bottom of the issue in the Western Cape, for the fact that somebody has been arrested but we expect to get more people, but that is not the end of the matter,” Cele concluded.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za also reported Mzansi police are still searching for the woman who allegedly walked out of the Mall of Africa with R4 million stuffed in refuse bags. Bathobile Mlangeni, 29, pulled off the daring theft in July last year. The former security guard allegedly committed the crime at an SBV depot in Midrand.
Bathobile, who was on duty at the time, allegedly used a pair of scissors to cut open two bulk cash bags and then transferred the money into a number of refuse bags. She then placed the bags filled with cash in a trolley and walked out of the centre.
She has been moving from place to place since the heist and Mzansi cops have not been able to catch her yet. The Sowetan reports that Bathobile lived a "modest life" for a few months with her friends while police were looking for her. According to a friend, who stayed with Bathobile for a month, she described her as a modest and humble human being.
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