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Minister of Police (South Africa)

South Africa
Minister of Police
Bheki Cele
since 26 February 2018
Department of Police
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerCyril Ramaphosa
DeputyCassel Mathale
WebsiteSouth African Police Service

The Minister of Police (formerly known as the Minister for Safety and Security) is a minister in the Government of South Africa with political responsibility for the Department of Police, including the South African Police Service, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, the Private Security industry Regulatory Authority, and the Civilian Secretariat for Police. The current Minister of police is General Bheki Cele.[1]


Name Portrait Term Party President
Sydney Mufamadi 1994–1999 ANC Nelson Mandela
Steve Tshwete 1999–2002 ANC Thabo Mbeki
Charles Nqakula[2] 2002–2008 ANC Thabo Mbeki
Nathi Nhleko[3] 2008–2017 ANC Kgalema Motlanthe
Fikile Mbalula[4] 2017–2018 ANC Jacob Zuma
Bheki Cele[1] 2018– ANC Cyril Ramaphosa


  1. ^ a b "About Us | Civilian Secretariat for Police". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 March 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Zuma's Cabinet: Nene for Gordhan, Nathi for Nathi". The Mail & Guardian. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  4. ^ Thamm, Marianne (30 March 2017). "The axeman strikes: Gordhan sidelined in Zuma's late-night cabinet reshuffle gamble". Daily Maverick. Retrieved 30 August 2023.

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