President Jacob Zuma has appointed a new permanent National Police Commssioner. He is the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole.
He has gone through the ranks of the police having joined the service as a constable until his promotion as a Lieutenant General in 2011.
He was born in Standerton in Mpumalanga.
The Presidency said his appointment was with immediate effect.
President Zuma further says he extends his gratitude and appreciation Lesetja Mothiba who has been acting in the position.