His address was slammed by DA shadow deputy minister of police Okkie Terblanche. He said the minister was putting on “a performance for the cameras instead of announcing real interventions to address the violence crisis in our country”.
“The truth of the matter is Bheki Cele does nothing,” Terblanche added.
“He turns up after a serious crime has been committed, like the horrific Krugersdorp rapes, makes emotional statements and empty promises for the cameras, and then proceeds to do nothing. He is the minister of grandstanding.”
He added Cele had constantly failed over the last decade and “has blood on his hands”.
The party previously launched a petition calling for Cele to go. It has so far garnered more than 24,000 signatures.