Bheki Cele’s recent outburst fired at Action Society leader Ian Cameron has been through all the motions of a high-profile squabble in South Africa. It’s been turned into memes, trended on Twitter and TikTok and now it’s been turned into a song.
Although the matter has been on a humorous roll, the actual incident was far from a laugh. The exchange took place on Tuesday, where Camera accused Cele of neglecting the Western Cape.
When looking at our province’s crime stats over the past few years and months, many have questioned how Cele could believe he was doing a good job. The Western Cape saw crime trends increase by 10.4% from the same time period last year, and Cape Town Central’s crime trends shot up to 54.2%.
Many have challenged Cele, with authorities like Premiere Alan Winde being public about their criticism. The Western Cape has for some time now wanted to branch into its own police force, but Cele has timelessly refused decentralised policing.
The lastest vocal critic, Cameron, was met with Cele’s fury. The minister of police yelled at him to “shut up” multiple times before telling him to get out – and South Africans were far from impressed.
Cue the Kiffness.
Not one to stray away from a remix opportunity, David Scott shared the “Shutup” Remix with a message.
“Well done to Ian Cameron for speaking truth to our Police Minister,” he wrote before adding some frightening murder and rape statistics in South Africa that happen daily under Cele’s watch.
Of Cameron, he added that “Ian Cameron is part of an organisation that brings criminals to justice & helps those who are victims of violence & abuse. ”
Of his remix, The Kiffness added a groovy beat to a not-so-groovy situation, as well as some other comedic interludes. Take a listen:
— The Kiffness (@TheKiffness) July 7, 2022
Picture: Screenshot from video/ @TheKiffness