- Police Minister Bheki Cele made the weird announcement on Wednesday that South Africans should be in bed by 9pm on New Year's Eve
- Cele has now been trending on Twitter as South Africans can't understand why he would say such a thing
- Many SAns have questioned why Cele seemingly focuses on "smaller" issues rather than the bigger crimes affecting Mzansi
South African Police Minister Bheki Cele is known for making odd statements but during the SAPS members parade in KwaMashu on Wednesday, he said he wants all South Africans to be in bed by 9pm on New Year's Eve.
Cele created a buzz with this unusual statement and started trending online shortly after the video of him saying the above was posted. South Africans are saying that the minister had seemingly disappeared until alcohol sales were prohibited again.
Others are saying that Cele is worrying about the wrong things and that he should not be telling SAns when they can and can't go to bed.
Take a look at the video where Cele makes the bedtime announcement below:
Below are some of the tweets involving Cele after the above went viral:
"They literally unbanned alcohol and Bheki Cele disappeared into thin air. Alcohol banned again and he’s suddenly the most visible minister on earth."
"We understand the curfew, but ordering us to sleep at 21h00 is disrespectful. We are not Bheki Cele's children. Voetsek. Abuse of power. #southafricancoronavirus."
"Bheki Cele must stay in his lane, he is the Minister of Police, he's not the Minister of Health. Now he's telling us what time we must sleep, that's crazy. When we have serious problems in our country he says nothing, just because it's alcohol he starts acting like he's working."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Cele shortly after he made the bizarre bedtime statement. Cele declared that this year there will be 'no 31 December'. With plans for traditional parties already scrapped by the liquor ban and the restrictions on gatherings, Cele opted to go one step further:
“We are experiencing something we’ve never gone through. This time, there is no 31 December. There is no New Year’s Eve. There is no tin-hitting. By 21:00, we want everybody ‘ulele’. Everybody must be in bed by 21:00. It’s important to understand this.”
Cele also warned against restaurants selling liquor 'under the table', warning that owners could face not only having their licenses removed but prison time.
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