The way in which the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, reacted when Mr. Ian Cameron from the organisation Action Society asked him questions relating to crime at a community meeting is unacceptable and an absolute disgrace.
It is a clear indication that Cele is not only losing control of himself, but also the police and the broader fight against crime.
The Minister of Police, in particular, must always behave in a disciplined manner, regardless of whether he is confronted by difficult or uncomfortable questions; he is supposed to set a good example of how to act in such situations.
Minister Cele not only owes the people of Gugulethu and Mr. Cameron an apology, but also all the people of South Africa.
I will ensure that the matter is raised and discussed in the parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Police.
Such poor conduct by a Minister, who clearly lost control, in front of an entire community where crime needs urgent attention cannot be tolerated.