Minister Senzo Mchunu Congratulated Ian Cameron on Portfolio Committee Election

Minister Senzo Mchunu Congratulated Ian Cameron on Portfolio Committee Election

  • The Minister of Police Senzo Mchunu extended a welcome and a congratulation to the Democratic Alliance's Member of Parliament, Ian Cameron's election to a Portfolio Committee in Parliament
  • Cameron, who has previously been critical of former Minister of Police Bheki Cele and the crime rates, is the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police
  • South Africans celebrated his appointment, and many called on him to keep Mchunu on his toes

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The Police Minister Senzo Mchunu gave Ian Cameron words of advice after he was elected as the Portfolio Committee of Police's chairperson
Senzo Mchunu called on Ian Cameron to serve the people of South Africa. Image: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images and OJ Koloti/Gallo Images via Getty Images
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CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE — The Democratic Alliance's Member of Parliament, Ian Cameron, will chair the Portfolio Committee on Police, and the Minister of Police, Senzo Mchunu, imparted some advice to him.

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Ian Cameron elected to chair portfolio committee

@ParliamentofRSA posted a live feed of the proceedings of the Portfolio Committee on Police's first sitting on 10 July. Mchunu and his deputy, Cassale Mathale, were present, as were other members of the Committee.

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Mchunu announced that, as part of Cyril Ramaphosa's 77-strong cabinet, he called on Cameron to earn his title as Chairperson.

"When we are here, we have quite a big task of ensuring we earn our titles because if we don't do so, it would mean not only have we failed ourselves and the committee but the National Assembly as a whole. It's people out there who must say we are working; they must experience it and say it, and if they don't say we are making progress, it means we're not making progress, and we must accept that. We hope there will be something to show the people."

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South Africans congratulate Cameron

Netizens clapped for Cameron and wished him well as the Chairperson.

Chelle said:

" Congratulations! I'm sure you will achieve as much as is humanly possible within this position."

Fazel Jaffer said:

"Don't let anyone tell you to shut up. Keep Senzo Mchuju accountable, my brother."

Magnesium said:

"Finally, we will see something done about crime."

ANC demands action on Cameron's racism allegations

In a related article, Briefly News reported that the African National Congress called on the DA to act on the racism allegations Cameron faced.

Cameron received backlash after a video of him doing blackface at a protest went viral, and South Africans accused eNCA of having an agenda.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: