Cele: WC govt not above law, COVID-19 regulations

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused Police Minister Bheki Cele of operating outside the scope of his powers after he blocked a TV commercial shoot.

FILE: Police Minister Bheki Cele. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned the Western Cape government that it was not above the law and the new COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused Cele of operating outside the scope of his powers by blocking a TV commercial shoot.

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Cele instructed a city-authorised film crew to halt their work earlier this week.

The City of Cape Town has now taken legal action to stop the minister from interfering.

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Cele said that anyone had the right to go to court but the regulations were in place to save lives.

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