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THE Durban high court yesterday rejected the court interdict filed by National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele against three IFP leaders on incidents that took place during the elections.
"Justice has been served as Mr Bheki Cele did not succeed. The interdict was denied and we are delighted at the outcome.
"One can only hope that this will serve as a lesson to Mr Cele as he goes about his job as the country's top police officer," IFP provincial secretary Dr Bonginkosi Buthelezi said.
Cele, who is a former safety MEC in KwaZulu-Natal, filed an application in February interdicting three IFP leaders from publishing "defamatory statements" against him.
He approached the court after the IFP claimed he was seen pointing a firearm at IFP supporters at Nongoma in January, and accused him of encouraging police to fire rubber bullets at IFP supporters.
Respondents in the application included IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, party MP and spokesperson on security Velaphi Ndlovu, and IFP national organiser Albert Mncwango. - Sapa