- The Economic Freedom Fighters have lashed out at Police Minister Bheki Cele following his comments on the curfew
- This comes after Cele insisted that South Africans should be in bed by 9 pm on New Year's Eve
- The Red Berets slammed these comments as 'inappropriate' and even 'attention-seeking'
The Economic Freedom Fighters have come out in fierce criticism of Police Minister Bheki Cele following his recent comments on the Level 3 lockdown curfew.
In a statement released by the EFF on New Year's Eve, the comments were condemned as inappropriate, with the party noting that:
"The EFF notes the inappropriate and attention-seeking utterances made by Minister Bheki Cele. After President Ramaphosa announced that we must celebrate the New Year in our homes and that at 12 midnight he will be lighting a candle for the departed due to Covid-19, Bheki Cele comes contradicting the President with his unfounded and stupid regulations."
The EFF says that the nation is well aware of the restrictions, urging the SA Police Service to avoid harassing citizens:
"We are all expected to be home by 9 pm and so the police must not harass South Africans because of the misguided imbecile of a minister who clearly suffers from verbal diarrhoea."
The EFF even went as far as to say that Cele is an 'anti-black' minister explaining that:
"This clown called Bheki Cele is an anti-black minister who is only good at using violent language when he talks to blacks and very romantic when he talks to whites."
The Red Berets called on black South Africans to ignore Cele in the future, commenting further that:
"As from today no black person should listen to him until he deals decisively with the above-mentioned. We are not a police state and Bheki Vele must not behave like he is the absolute arbiter. He can tell his kids when to sleep, not us."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Police Minister Bheki Cele has made an unusual statement over the new curfew imposed under Level 3 regulations.
Speaking during a SAPS members parade in KwaMashu on Wednesday, Cele declared that this time there will be 'no 31 December' this year.
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.”
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