Mbalula hands over sword of command to General Sitole

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Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has officially handed over the sword of command to General Khehla Sitole who had been appointed National Police Commissioner last week.

Ushering in the new police leadership, General Khehla Sitole was bestowed with the powers of the National Police Commissioner; his marching orders protects the citizens of South Africa.

Mbalula says the impact of crime is felt by all and that violent crime is on the increase. General Sitole has been in the police service since the 1980s and has worked his way through various ranks.

The handing over of the sword ceremony is symbolic of giving him the power and authority to uphold the Constitution.

Khehla says he has plans to roll-out and sets out what he will be doing.  He has pledged to work tirelessly to reduce violent crime in the country.