Bheki Cele, the Minister of Police, has come under fire for his vague comments regarding the murder investigation of South African entertainer AKA.
With no arrests made in the case, many South Africans are expressing their anger and frustration. Joining in on the criticism is Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF.
In an interview with Metro FM’s Faith Mangope, Cele provided some new information about the investigation. However, his comments only seemed to raise more questions than answers.
When asked for an update, Cele claimed that the police were still gathering information from two eyewitnesses who are currently under police protection.
When questioned about the involvement of “inkabi” or hitmen, Cele responded cryptically, stating that some of the people involved were close associates of the deceased.
Julius Malema wasted no time in criticizing Cele’s comments, comparing them to the Minister’s previous statements about the killers of Hillary Gardee, the daughter of EFF Secretary General Godrich Gardee.
Malema took to Twitter, calling Cele’s remarks “rubbish” and accusing him of protecting thugs.
He said the same rubbish about Hillary Gardee, the bastard. He said some people involved included high ranking leadership of the @EFFSouthAfrica.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) December 15, 2023
The response from AKA’s fans, known as the “Megacy,” has been equally critical of Cele. Many fans are questioning why no arrests have been made and are calling for further investigation into the Minister himself.
It is clear that Bheki Cele’s vague feedback has not satisfied the public’s demand for answers in the AKA murder case. South Africans are rightfully frustrated and are looking for concrete action and transparency from the police.