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bhekiceleBusinessLive reports that the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday set aside the decision in June 2012 by former president Jacob Zuma to fire Bheki Cele as national police commissioner on allegations of corruption.  

Zuma fired Cele after a board of inquiry found that he was not fit to hold office.  The inquiry had been mandated by the former president to establish whether Cele had acted corruptly, dishonestly, or with an undeclared conflict of interest in relation to two police lease deals he signed.  Cele approached the court to challenge the board’s findings and Zuma’s decision to axe him.  In 2014, Cele was appointed deputy agriculture minister and in 2018 after the resignation of Zuma as state president, Cyril Ramaphosa appointed him as police minister.  After his appointment as police minister, Cele amended his court papers to indicate that if he won the matter he would not want to return to the position of national commissioner because it was all about clearing his name.  Cele’s office on Tuesday said the court found in his favour and set aside Zuma’s decision with costs.  Cele felt "vindicated" by the judgment, his spokesperson indicated.

  • Read the full original of Genevieve Quintal’s report on the ruling at BusinessLive

Read too, Court sets aside 2012 decision to fire Bheki Cele as police commissioner, at News24

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