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Cele, Bhekokwakhe Hamilton (Minister)
 
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Position: Minister of Police
 
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Cape Town
Tel: 021 467 5800
Mobile: 082 883 6523
Fax: 021 461 1679
Email: Sharong@daff.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag X9087
CAPE TOWN
8000
Street Address: 120 Plein Street
Floor 1 Room 104
CAPE TOWN
Western Cape
 
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Postal Address: Private Bag X250
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Street Address: 20 Steve Biko Street
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Parliamentary Career
Current: He currently serves as the Minister of Police. He is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress.
Past: Mr Bheki Cele was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa; a position he was appointed to on 26 May 2014 until 26 February 2018 and formerly served as MEC for Transport, Community Safety Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal. He served as the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service until he was suspended from the position, pending investigation, in October 2011. In June 2012 he was officially fired from the position. He serves as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature and a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council. Moreover he was a Founding Member for National Education Union of South Africa.
Political Career:
Past: Mr Bheki Cele was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa; a position he was appointed to on 26 May 2014 until 26 February 2018 and formerly served as MEC for Transport, Community Safety Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal. He served as the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service until he was suspended from the position, pending investigation, in October 2011. In June 2012 he was officially fired from the position. He serves as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature and a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Executive Council. Moreover he was a Founding Member for National Education Union of South Africa.
Membership:
  From July 2009 until October 2011 Mr Cele was the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service. In 1994, he was elected to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Safety and Security. He was later appointed as Chairperson of Chairpersons in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature. From 2004 to 2009, he was a member of the Executive Committee for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison in KwaZulu-Natal. In this capacity, Mr Cele distinguished himself in a number of areas, including: finding solutions to the taxi conflicts in the province, leading successful anti-crime campaigns, and promoting road safety on provincial roads and highways. He has also championed rural development, through prioritising road infrastructure development to previously neglected communities. Mr Cele was a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. He is a founding member of the National Education Union of South Africa and has vast experience in the field of education.
Education: Mr Cele holds a Teacher's Diploma.

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