For any teachers that are considering a career change, it seems that your options are quite vast in the safety and security sector. Apparently, a teaching diploma is the only qualification you need to become the Minister of Police.

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Bheki Cele served as the head of the South African Police Service, as a member of the Executive Council for Transport, Safety and Security, as well as the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Safety and Security before becoming the Minister of Police, and he did all this with only a teaching diploma.

The resurfacing of the Minister of Police’s qualifications has seen South Africans expressing their disbelief at the fact that Cele does not hold qualifications in criminology or policing. And in true South African style, we’ve taken to social media to make light of the situation, with some calling Cele a pre-school teacher.

Read some of the tweets:

Others don’t seem to be surprised at all, as most public servants in national and provincial departments do not hold the needed qualifications for the positions they occupy.

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