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28 Apr 2020
8:20 am

Crack down on thuggish racial malice, Cele

A Mpumalanga cop allegedly told Muslims he was busy arresting that it seemed their prophet Muhammad was 'bigger' than President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Police Minister Bheki Cele. Photo: Bennitt Bartl

Even when he was apologising for a blatantly anti-Muslim slur by a police officer, Bheki Cele contrived to make it seem less outrageous, by calling it “unfortunate”. Unfortunate, Minister, is something which happens by mistake … not something done deliberately, out of racist malice. The insult came from a cop arresting a group of Muslims praying at a gathering in Mpumalanga. The worshippers were in an illegal gathering in terms of the disaster regulations ... as well as failing to observe social distancing. The cop allegedly told the Muslims that it seemed their prophet Muhammad was “bigger” than President Cyril...