President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that career policeman, General Fannie Masemola is the new National Police Commissioner.
In a statement earlier, the Presidency said the appointment of a new commissioner would ensure continuity in the most senior position in the South African Police Service following Kehla Sitole’s departure.
The president terminated Sitole’s contract last month saying it was in the best interests of the country.
South Africa faces increasing levels of crime in many categories. The preservation of law and order are considered essential for the economy to prosper and for jobs to be created.
Ramaphosa says Masemola is well up to the task.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Masemola’s appointment on Thursday afternoon: