Celebs weigh in on Muldersdrift Len Cloete shooting

Len Cloete was shot in the head at a Muldersdrift lodge after a verbal altercation with police turned physical.
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‘Literally asked for it’: Celebs on Muldersdrift shooting of Len Cloete

Celebrities are sharing their thoughts on the shooting of gym owner Len Cloete, whose altercation with police at a Muldersdrift lodge went viral this week.

Celebs weigh in on Muldersdrift Len Cloete shooting

Len Cloete was shot in the head at a Muldersdrift lodge after a verbal altercation with police turned physical.
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A graphic video of a man being shot in the head at close range after tousling with a police officer in a Muldersdrift lodge has gone viral, and elicited a strong reaction on social media.

Len Cloete, who along with his wife, was confronted by police whilst on holiday in the Misty Hills Lodge over the weekend, following an argument with management and security personnel.

During the verbal confrontation, an irate Len is seen arguing and insulting the police officers after he was asked to vacate his accommodation. The verbal altercation then turned physical after the father-of-two disarms a female officer on scene and is then shot in the head by her male colleague.

But many tweeps – including a few local celebrities – have little to no sympathy for the man, who is remains in a coma.

CELEBS SPEAK OUT ON MULDERSDRIFT SHOOTING

Kaya FM presenter Sizwe Dhlomo slammed the man for his behaviour, claiming it justified him being shot.

“Bam’dubule kancane! [He was shot too few times] He was supposed to have long been capped!”

He added: “My man literally asked for it.”

DJ Warras criticised the police officers, who he claims are “not well trained”.

He tweeted: “How can they stand by when he went to pick up his own Gun AND cock it AND wave it around ? No ways. Cops are just not well trained… This one looks like he shot by mistake…he wasn’t committed to shooting him.”

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Twitter personalities Daniel Marven and Tumi Sole lamented how the man was portrayed in the media.

Tumi tweeted: “All these pics of him trying to sanitise how he was threatening the cops & even cocked the gun!”

And Daniel expressed his disdain in a headline describing the man as a “loving father of two”.

CLAIRE MAWISA SLAMS POLICE

However, Carte Blanche reporter Claire Mawisa had a difference of opinion on the Muldersdrift shooting, criticising the police for shooting Len Cloete in the head.

She tweeted, tagging the SA police service: “Why shoot someone in the head, when all you’re trying to do is subdue them?! @SAPoliceService, help us understand. kanti what’s in your protocol in those situations?

“Also, was the point not to get the situation under control way before it escalated to gun grabbing and head shooting?”

Claire faced a backlash from tweeps who disagreed with her stance.

She defended her words, tweeting to her critics: “People don’t know how to respectfully disagree. just because you don’t share the same opinion, they’ll immediately escalate to swearing and hurling insults”.

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