Cele: I'll just shut up and go home
Former police commissioner Bheki Cele says he will go quietly, after President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle saw him fired from his position.
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“I will not engage in any pointless back-chattings. I will simply shut up and go home,” Cele told reporters in Pretoria on Wednesday.
“I’m not dying for this job anymore.”
But Cele added he would go to court to fight the allegations of corruption levelled against him in a report by the board of inquiry led by retired judge Jake Moloi.
He said he would be making an application to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria by the end of the week.
During his speech Cele thanked his wife, family and colleagues, and congratulated newly appointed police commissioner Mangwashi Victoria “Riah” Phiyega.
“She did not steal my job. She answered the same call I did two years ago,” he said. – Sapa