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Police Minister Bheki Cele in the hot seat at SAHRC hearing into July unrest

2 December 2021

DURBAN - Police Minister Bheki Cele will testify at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) hearing in Umhlanga on Friday, which is investigating the July unrest.
This week, National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole took the stand.

Sitole appeared to be uninformed about the July unrest and had not been to the affected areas like Phoenix.
The inquiry learned this week that Cele received no intelligence reports from Sitole. This led to government relying only on social media posts on the unrest.

Sitole claimed that there was an early report but he said that there was no need to send it to the minister at the time.
The minister is the last witness at the hearings.
More than 300 people were killed in the violence.

Source: EWN

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