WATCH: Cele says victim ‘lucky to be raped by one man’
Cele said one of the eight women raped in Krugersdorp was lucky to be raped by one man instead of multiple men like the other victims.
Police Minister Bheki Cele in Pimville Soweto, 28 April 2022. Picture: Nigel Sibanda
Police minister Bheki Cele has caused an uproar after saying a 19-year-old girl was lucky to be raped by one man.
“They ordered the rest to watch as others were raped, one woman was raped by ten different men, the other one by eight, the other one by six, the other one by six, four and three and all that,” said Cele.
“The one 19-year-old was lucky, if it is lucky, that was raped by one man.”
South Africans were enraged by the lack of sensitivity from the minister of police, who consider it luck to be sexually violated by one man rather than multiple men.
Cele must go
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been calling for the axing of Cele for his incompetence as the Minister of Police.
“How can a person with an attitude that perpetuates rape culture in an already violent society be the head of the SAPS?
“This is more than enough reason for him to be fired,” said the DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities – Nazley Sharif.
Rape is very rife in South Africa, recent crime statistics revealed that rape cases increased by 13.7% to 10 818 compared to last year’s figure of 9 518.
The party took this as a last straw and launched a petition calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to sack “a clueless and irresponsible misogynist” Cele.
“People have had enough of Cele, amongst other things, his failure to address the surging criminal violent incidents and failure to provide justice for GBV victims.”