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'Cele pushed procurement process'

Suspended National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele actively participated in the flawed procurement...

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Suspended National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele actively participated in the flawed procurement process, evidence leader Mbuyiseli Madlanga said on Monday.

He was speaking at the former top cop’s public hearing into his fitness to hold office following misconduct allegations.

President Jacob Zuma set up the hearing after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released a damning report into the controversial Durban and Pretoria police headquarters deal.  

On Monday, lawyers delivered their closing arguments in Pretoria.

Madlanga said Cele was not a silent participant in the building procurement process.

“The evidence shows that he was pushing for the leases to be concluded in favour of Mr [Roux] Shabangu’s company.”

He further dismissed Cele's claims that he was unaware that tender procedures were not followed.
 
Madlanga said they are determined to prove that the general is corrupt.

(Edited by Clare Matthes)

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