- Police Minister Bheki Cele has broken his silence over his meeting with former president Jacob Zuma
- He said that his meeting was necessary due to the current political climate in the country and to report back to the ANC on what Zuma had to say
- Zuma is under pressure to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry but he had refused to do so unless Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo recuses himself
Police Minister Bheki Cele has broken his silence on his meeting with former president Jacob Zuma.
He said that the meeting was a matter of national security given the current political climate in the country according to SABC.
However, he did not clarify what he spoke about with Zuma or in which capacity he made his visit, as Police Minister or ANC NEC member.
He did reveal that he wanted to hear what Zuma had to say and report back to the ANC on the matter according to The Witness.
Cele visited Zuma last week after a number of people visited the former president, including EFF leader Julius Malema.
Zuma has featured prominently in the news recently for his refusal to appear before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry.
He wants Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself before he appears. The former president has ignored a court order instructing him to appear and the Commission has approached the Constitutional Court and applied for a contempt of court order against Zuma.
The Commission is also looking for jail time instead of a fine if Zuma is found guilty.
The situation has plunged the ANC into disarray as claims of infighting have surfaced.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC is in the dark about what Police Minister Bheki Cele and former president Jacob Zuma discussed during their meeting earlier this week.
The DA has also asked Bheki Cele in what capacity did he visit the former president, as Police Minister or NEC member.
In other news, Police Minister Bheki Cele was tight-lipped about his meeting with Jacob Zuma and refused to divulge any details. However, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla posted a tweet that revealed details of Cele's visit with her dad.
She said that there was no tea at this party, just good conversation and laughs between comrades. She did reveal that if an arrest warrant was issued against her dad, Cele would be the one to fetch him.
"No #NkandlaTea was served but great conversations and laughs were shared amongst Comrades, one of them being, should an arrest warrant be issued, it is the Minster that would come and fetch @PresJGZuma ."
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