Police Minister Bheki Cele has been making headlines this week after footage of him screaming “shut up” and “get out” went viral following a heated exchange between himself and Action Society leader, Ian Cameron.
South Africans have had an absolute field day with the fiasco with the incident even spawning a groovy remix from The Kiffness.
However, Cele has now admitted he could have handled the situation better. During a briefing by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster on Friday, Cele was called out on his screaming match with Cameron, as per IOL.
You caught feelings because Ian Cameron said, “nonsense”. He never called your mother kitchen girl or your father garden boy & through all the videos – we’ve never seen a table that @IanCameron23 banged either. Liar Liar pants on fire Bheki Cele #CeleMustVoetsek pic.twitter.com/Udv6gTCWrC
— S (@SunflowerSrina) July 8, 2022
“The robust and others, yes, could have happened a better way by both the people rendering respect,” Cele noted.
Cele said that Cameron failed to render the same respect he was given when he addressed the panel during the community meeting. Additionally, Cele noted that Cameron was not invited to the meeting as it was only between police and resident from the Nyanga and Gugulethu communities.
The meeting was an opportunity for Cele to address the rise in mass shootings and violent crime within the area but was seemingly hijacked by Cele’s reaction.
According to Cameron, Action Society was mandated by survivors and families of gender-based violence victims to speak on their behalf. The statement which appeared to have provoked Cele was Cameron’s comment on the Western Cape being neglected when it came to the necessary police measures and patrols.
Action Society has since laid charges against the Minister of Police and police members who were seen forcibly removing Cameron during the meeting on Tuesday, reports EWN. Cameron took to his Twitter to share the news.
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) July 7, 2022