Bheki Cele heads investigation - of himself

Bheki Cele heads investigation - of himself

Police minister uses state-funded legal advisor in fight with own ministry.

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has sacked his private attorney and instead is using his state-funded legal advisor to help him fight his own ministry in a private civil matter in which – given his new position – he is also a respondent.

It is no doubt a conundrum for his new legal advisor Advocate Simo Chamane; more so because he denies providing advice to Cele-the-applicant despite court documents stating the contrary. Chamane should only be giving Cele-the-minister advice, as his mandate is to protect the ministry, not fight it. Chamane is faced with a clear conflict of interest – although he doesn’t see it.  

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Submitted by : Anthony Krijger of Westville on 2018-07-29 22:42:12

Surely someone with the right legal mind can point out to us what is wrong here and save the taxpayer a few million in this farce?


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