Johannesburg – Mzansi’s famous faces, including Bonang Matheba and Thickleeyonce, have questioned the lack of effort by police minister Bheki Cele when dealing with the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and human trafficking after several raids across Joburg to enforce lockdown regulations.
One raid, which took place at the Sandton club Black Door in the early hours of Sunday, became a spectacle on social media when videos showing Bheki Cele and other top government officials in full work mode made its way onto their timelines.
However, the applause soon turned to criticism when people began to compare the energy (read resources) that Cele and his colleagues put into shutting down a club as opposed to the energy they have used when it comes to dealing with GBV and human trafficking.
Bonang was just as shook as the rest of the country over the amount of “effort” that went into the raid, starting with the people who showed up – a minister, a mayor and an MEC.
“….wait, the Minister, the Mayor & MEC?” said Bonang on Twitter.
She said officials needed to keep the same energy they were using to “clear out clubs” when it is time to deal with GBV in SA.
“Please keep this energy for gender-based violence,” Bonang said.
Thickleeyonnce echoed Bonang’s sentiments.
“So SA police are only capable of doing their work when it is curfew and alcohol related!? Where’s this energy when it comes to the crime that happens in this country? Where’s this energy for GBV??,” said Thickeleeyonce.