Good cop? Bad cop? How do we tell them apart?

25 July 2021 - 00:00 By and peter bruce

Fingers are being pointed at police minister Bheki Cele for failing, it is alleged, to sign off the budget to the police's 6,000-strong crime intelligence division ahead of the violence that followed the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.

Cele is not the most attractive of characters, and blaming him for the subsequent intelligence failures might sit comfortably with many people. But Cele and the national police commissioner, Khehla Sitole, are barely on speaking terms, and while Sitole has about him a constant air of despair, Cele may not be the bad guy here...

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