Ian Cameron DA

Action Society leader Ian Cameron. Photo: Ian Cameron/ Facebook.

DA stands with SHUT UP victim Ian Cameron

The Democratic Alliance has shown support to Action Society leader Ian Cameron who was forced out of a meeting with Police Minister Bheki Cele

Ian Cameron DA

Action Society leader Ian Cameron. Photo: Ian Cameron/ Facebook.

Following the dramatic turn of events where activist Ian Cameron was forced out of a community meeting, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has decided to stand by him.

Cameron, the leader of Action Society, a lobby group in the Western Cape, made the meeting uncomfortable for Minister of Police Bheki Cele earlier today, Tuesday, 5 July who ended up yelling at the activist and telling him to SHUT UP and leave the meeting.

Cameron, who criticised Cele’s leadership among other concerns, was not just shown the door but manhandled by police out of the venue and parking lot.

The entire incident was filmed by onlookers and the media.

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Taking to its Facebook page, the DA posted that they were rallying behind Cameron after the incident.

“The DA stands with Ian Cameron who was forcibly removed from a community meeting after advocating for the safety of Gugulethu and Nyanga residents.
The police under-resourcing by national government must be exposed and policing powers must be devolved. Bheki Cele must go!” the DA shared its stance.


DA MP and Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry Dean Macpherson gave credit to Cameron for standing up for Western Cape.

“Ian Cameron has done more to fight crime and improve policing in poor communities than Bheki Cele will ever do because he’s too busy trying to be SA’s number 1 socialite,”


DA party leader, Helen Zille said: “Good for you Ian Cameron. Stand Firm! Strangely enough, when Bheki Cele has you arrested, you generally know you are doing the right thing”.