Police Minister Bheki Cele is happy with Masemola’s appointment. Cele’s Spokesperson, Lirandzhu Themba says the ministry has received the news of Masemola’s appointment with optimism.
“The Ministry of Police has received the announcement of the appointment of Lieutenant General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola as the country’s new National Commissioner, with much enthusiasm and optimism. The ministry is hopeful this appointment, which marks a new chapter in the life of the SAPS, will further strengthen the existing efforts within the police service to safeguard South Africans and all those who live within our boarders along with their property. They say they must commend President Ramaphosa for acting with agility in making the appointment and not allowing a vacuum to exist in this office, which is critical in the leadership and the mobilisation of all personnel and resources responsible for the safety and security of our country.”
Crime Analyst also welcomes the appointment of Masemola
Meanwhile, Crime Analyst Dr Chris De Kock has welcomed the appointment of the new Police Commissioner.
De Kock says Masemola’s appointment is a good choice as he’s a career police officer who can lead the men and women in blue.
“This is a good appointment. I can definitely say this is a good appointment. I have worked under him when I was in the police. He was a very operational man. He dealt with crime and he was Deputy Commissioner of operations when the current minister was the Police Commissioner and I think they can work well together to reduce the levels of crime which is very high at this stage.”
Crime Expert Chris de Kock says Masemola’s appointment is a good one: