Police Minister Bheki Cele gets coronavirus test on New Year's Eve

Police Minister Bheki Cele gets coronavirus test on New Year's Eve

- Police Ministry Spokesperson Lirandzu Themba shared a clip of Police Minister Bheki Cele getting tested for Covid-19

- Cele had his test done at the Tongaat Tollgate in KZN while on the #SafeFestiveSeason inspection tour

- Themba shared the 26-second clip of Cele's test to Twitter recently and also stated that Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale had tested positive

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A video showing Police Minister Bheki Cele getting a Covid-19 test was shared on Twitter by Police Ministry Spokesperson Lirandzu Themba. Cele had his test done at the Tongaat Tollgate in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to Themba, Deputy Minister of Police Cassel Mathale tested positive for the virus on Wednesday night. The 26-second clip of Cele shows him getting a nasal swab. Cele is calm throughout the process.

After the swab is removed from his nostril, Cele shakes his head. There seems to be quite a large crowd surrounding the minister as he gets his test done. Themba also stated that Cele is on the #SafeFestiveSeason inspection tour.

Masina says he'll be in bed early but Malema will be celebrating
Cele gets tested for Covid-19

Police Minister Bheki Cele got tested for Covid-19 on 31 December 2020. Image: Phill Magakoe / Gallo Images
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Take a look at Themba's video below:

The video was just recently shared but Briefly.co.za compiled the few responses left under it:

@TshekoMusolwa responded with:

"May the DM get well soon."

@SeanBouw said:

"Eina."

@zekewareley wrote:

"I hope he tests negative, but with mandatory quarantine/isolation until further notice."

In other news about Cele, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the minister's 9pm bedtime for South Africans tonight. Speaking during a SAPS members parade in KwaMashu on Wednesday, Cele declared that 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.”
"We are not Bheki Cele's children": SA responds to 9pm bedtime

South Africans were not at all impressed by the bedtime statement and took to Twitter to share their frustration. Take a look at some of the responses to Cele's statement below:

@SollyHlaka stated:

"They literally unbanned alcohol and Bheki Cele disappeared into thin air. Alcohol banned again and he’s suddenly the most visible minister on earth."

@lesma_waza said:

"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."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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