Director David Tembe has been appointed acting chief of the Johannesburg Metro police department with immediate effect, the City of Johannesburg saidyesterday.
Member of the mayoral committee for public safety Thomas Phakathi says Tembe, pictured, will be the chief of the JMPD for three months until the completion of the investigation into suspended chief Chris Ngcobo.
"The city has the utmost confidence in Mr Tembe's abilities and it expects him to provide vital leadership to the JMPD during this turbulent period," said Phakathi.
JMPD officers had embarked on a strike demanding that Ngcobo be suspended. - Sapa