Cele opens 'old' police station, gets slammed for electioneering


- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

Minister of Police Bheki Cele has been accused of electioneering for the ANC after he officially opened a police station in the Eastern Cape yesterday that was completed two years ago.

The Congress of the People (Cope) chief whip Deidre Carter questioned why the police station, which is between Mount Fletcher and Matatiele, was only opened now, just ahead of the elections. She also queried whether the station would be functional from now onwards, or if it was just a decoy to boost the ANC’s image.

“We question why the facility has remained vacant and unused and we question the timing of its official opening a few weeks prior to the election.

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