Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
12 May 2022
6:00 am

Can Cele allow top cop General Fannie Masemola to do his job?

Brian Sokutu

Cele – who is always first to pronounce 'progress' during investigations – hardly ever achieves any real breakthrough.

Police Minister Bheki Cele/Twitter

He is undoubtedly the most visible minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet. 'Hands-on' and with his trademark of donning stylish hats, you cannot miss the sight of Police Minister Bheki Cele. If the performance appraisal of ministers was solely based on visibility and soundbites alone, Cele would certainly come up tops. But since assuming the role of the political head of the police department – charged with a responsibility to show leadership, overseeing policy and its implementation by South Africa’s most senior police officer, General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola and the rest of the SA Police Service (Saps) – you’d sometimes...