Action Society says it will file charges and complaints against Police Minister Bheki Cele and members of the police force who removed the leader of the lobby group from a meeting in Gugulethu on Tuesday.
Cele shouted at Ian Cameron , director of community safety at the Action Society, to shut up and sit down after the minister failed to answer questions about his apparent inability to carry out his constitutional mandate to protect South Africans from crime.
< p>Survivors and families of victims of gender-based violence had commissioned the Action Society to speak on their behalf during the meeting.
Police members then forcibly removed Cameron from the meeting.
The organization also has a#Celemustgocampaign, accusing Cele of being responsible for ongoing police mismanagement.
< p>“Action Society & nd I will bring four charges and complaints against Bheki Cele and the members of the SA Police Service who are spineless removed me from yesterday’s community meeting in Gugulethu,” Cameron said.
The Action Society said, she will lodge a complaint with the Public Protector under the Executive Ethics Act and its Code of Ethics for Cele’s “disgraceful” conduct, failure to act in good faith and allegedly jeopardizing the credibility and integrity of his office.
The Action Society said it will also file a complaint with the Independent Police Investigation Directorate to investigate the alleged misconduct by the police in throwing Cameron out of the meeting and depriving him of his right to liberty and physical integrity.
” Finally, I will file a criminal complaint against Bheki Cele and the SAPS members who physically assaulted me,” Cameron said /p>
Action Society said it will continue to advocate and fight for thousands of South Africans who are victims of Cele’s alleged failure as Police Minister.
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