Cele rumours unfounded - ANC KZN

Reports on Sunday claimed that Bheki Cele may return to provincial politics.

Suspended top cop General Bheki Cele

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday denied reports that suspended top cop General Bheki Cele was poised to fill a position in the province if he is fired from his job.

Reports on Sunday revealed that Cele may soon return to provincial politics if he is permanently removed as Police Chief.

He is awaiting the outcome of an inquiry into whether he is fit to hold office.

ANC Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikalala said the report was however unfounded.

"We just read about it in the papers and as the African National Congress we cannot comment on this.

"We don't know where this come from because it doesn't come from the structures of the ANC so far."