Democratic Alliance says enough is enough,Cele must Go

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday reiterated that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of “complete trust” in the failing Police Minister Bheki Cele during yesterday’s parliamentary sitting is a serious and profound line in the sand.

DA National Spokesperson Solly Malatsi said the President chose to side with an obstinate minister over millions of women who live with the real threat of getting raped daily. “The DA rejects Ramaphosa’s continued backing of Cele in the face of an out-of-control crime crisis, desperately under-resourced SAPS and Cele’s outbursts that characterise him as grossly incompatible with the high office he holds”.

Malatsi added that already, hundreds of thousands of South Africans have signed recent petitions calling on the President to fire Cele, and the DA’s petition alone has more than 33 000 signatures.

The opposition party will on Tuesday 6 September 2022, march to the office of Bheki Cele, demanding that he must go.” Enough is enough”!

The march will be led by the Leader of the DA, John Steenhuisen and the DA’s Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield, but also by civil society including the Director of Community Safety at Action Society, Ian Cameron. “The DA invites all South Africans to join us. South Africa deserves better! We demand a safe South Africa NOW!”

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