Ian Cameron trended on Mzansi Twitter recently following his confrontation with Police Affairs minister Bheki Cele. But who is the man, and why did he challenge the minister.
In a clip currently circulating online, Ian Cameron could be seen speaking his mind on Cape Town’s crime situation. The Police minister had lashed out at him, invariably giving Cameron great publicity.
Ian Cameron head a non-governmental organization called Action Society. During a community meeting in Gugulethu, Ian Cameron challenged the minister to patrol the area without detectives and protection to get a feel of what crime control officers were experiencing working in the area without adequate equipment.
He was especially offended that the minister should come in a motorcade of six vehicles while not showing any concern for the community’s interest.
In a series of tweets today, June 7, Ian Cameron had noted that he was on his way to Gugulethu SAPS to lay a complaint against the minister, who he says should be sacked. He also said the minister should step down and return.
Ian Cameron has only just popped into the orbit of most in South Africa, but he’s been an activist for years. Will the minister blink in the battle with Ian?