Bheki Cele Steps DownSouth Africans Celebrate As Bheki Cele Steps Down As Police Minister [Image: BizNews]

South Africans on social media are celebrating as Bheki Cele steps down as police minister following ANC’s dismal election performance.


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ANC blew 17 percentage points in the 2024 elections to settle at 40.2%. The revolutionary party lost a staggering 71 seats in Parliament.

As a result of this, some ministers did not make the final cut of the MPs list that the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) submitted to the Chief Justice and to Parliament. These include International Relations Minister Dr. Naledi Pandor, Defense Minister Thandi Modise and Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu.


Bheki Cele is one of those ministers set to lose his position and he is accepting his fate.


Bheki Cele Announces He Will Step Down As Police Minister

Bheki Cele Steps Down
South Africans Celebrate As Bheki Cele Steps Down As Police Minister [Image: Freightnews]


Cele has announced that he plans to leave his ministerial job following the elections, and he will focus on his family. He has held the position since February 2018. He was once the National Police Commissioner from 2010 to 2011, when he was his suspended for misconduct.

Bheki Cele conceded:

“An ending has arrived and there is a new beginning. I left home to come to work so if work is not there I will go home and reflect on how to go forward. Life has got many streams. You can’t be kicking the dust when the time has arrived and asking people and being worried about it as if you didn’t know that the time would come. 

“As I have said, what has begun will come to an end. I am grateful to the people of South Africa, in particular to my organisation, the ANC, that has given me the opportunity.”


Social Media Users Jubilant As Bheki Cele Leaves Office

Some people online were happy Cele is now jobless.


“He didn’t have a choice… our votes removed him.” 


“Smart. So he can still get his benefits🤞🏾😂 If you are fired you get nothing.”




“I speak for everyone when I say, we are happy he’s stepping down.”


“Now he will be wearing his hats to funerals and lobola negotiations.”


By Rumpel

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