• All Share : 48362.22
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Top 40 : 4183.85
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Financial 15 : 13650.32
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Industrial 25 : 54866.52
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.5025
    UP 0.12%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.6427
    UP 0.24%
    ZAR/EUR : 14.4868
    UP 0.03%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1024
    UNCHANGED-0.00%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.7811
    DOWN -0.01%

  • Gold : 1294.9000
    UP 0.39%
    Platinum : 1407.5000
    UP 0.32%
    Silver : 19.5700
    UP 0.20%
    Palladium : 794.0000
    UP 0.63%
    Brent Crude Oil : 109.530
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Apr 19 06:20:50 SAST 2014

ANC home region dumps Cele

SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA | 19 November, 2012 00:04
Bheki Cele.
Image by: PEGGY NKOMO

Former national police commissioner Bheki Cele has been ditched by his own region after speculation that he was campaigning against President Jacob Zuma.

Cele's home region of eThekwini did not nominate him to serve on the ANC's national executive committee at its regional general council meeting at the weekend.

According to party insiders, Cele's name did not come up during the nomination of additional NEC members during a closed session in Durban.

"No one mentioned his name. He is no longer popular because there is evidence that he is campaigning against Zuma. He has been campaigning against the president in his branch in Lamontville," said a leader who asked not to be named.

Cele has publicly denied campaigning to remove Zuma.

Yesterday, Cele said he had no problem with the region' s decision.

"That's fine. If they didn't [nominate me] it's their right. What must I do?" he asked.

Following Cele's dismissal as police chief there was talk that KwaZulu-Natal would lobby other provinces to accommodate him on the NEC. But after the region he once led as chairman dropped him, other regions in the province are expected to follow suit.

Bheki Ntshangase, eThekwini regional secretary, denied there werediscussions to accommodate Cele.

"eThekwini branches have never discussed [nominating Cele]."

However, he did not deny that Cele's omission could be linked to rumours that he was opposed to Zuma. He said the list eThekwini proposed was not final as the region was open to persuasion.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.
Sat Apr 19 06:20:50 SAST 2014 ::