Thabiso Zulu and Les Stuta blew the lid on the alleged reasons behind the murder of Sindiso Magaqa.
Police Minister Bheki Cele. Photo: Cindy Archillies / EWN
JOHANNESBURG – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called on the president to reprimand the police minister Bheki Cele for compromising the safety of whistleblowers in the murder case in Sindiso Magaqa.
Thabiso Zulu and Les Stuta, the lid blew the alleged reasons behind the murder of Magaqa.
They claim he was killed because he wanted to expose corruption in the renovation of the Umzimkhulu Memorial Hall in Umzimkhulu on the south coast of Kwazulu-Natal on the millions side.  Mkhwebane says that Cele was unable to carry out a safety assessment report that required urgent protection for the couple who were threatened with death.
Mkhwebane says President Cyril Ramaphosa must act against Cele.
"My recommendation is that the President must reprimand the Minister of Police and the President must also ensure that this incident does not occur again and that the Minister will follow the warning because people will be killed."
She has the South African police force recommends setting a standard procedure for handling whistleblowers and their security
"This will also help them plan if they want to act and prevent crime and act decisively, which is what encourages citizens to to come forward [with information]. "
When asked why the minister said that she did not carry out the assessment report, she said that he simply never responded to her requests.
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)