Bheki Cele

It is the end of the road for suspended national Police Commissioner Bheki Cele after a board of inquiry recommended that he be fired from his position.

Discussions were immediately under way last night to get a suitable candidate to replace him after the board found he was not fit to hold the office of commissioner. Sources, who did not want to be identified, indicated that Nathi Nhleko, who is a director at the department of labour, was a favoured candidate.

Cele was suspended in November by President Jacob Zuma following two damning reports by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on his alleged flouting of tender procedures