Zuma appoints new National Police Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma and newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole
President Jacob Zuma and newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole
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President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday appointed General Khehla John Sitole (SIC) as the new National Police Commissioner.

“His extensive experience in the police service will assist him to execute this critical task of making South Africans and everyone in the country safer and to feel safer. We wish General Sitole all of the best as he assumes his new position at the helm of a very important institution in government and the country‚” Zuma said in a statement.

Sitole was born in Standerton‚ Mpumalanga‚ and joined the police in 1986. He became Provincial Commissioner in the Free State in 2011‚ Deputy National Commissioner of Policing in 2013 and Divisional Commissioner of Protection and Security Services in 2016.

Zuma thanked Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba who has been serving as acting National Commissioner in the interim.

Sitole’s CV:1986: Student Constable1986: L/Sergeant1988: Lieutenant1990: Captain1992: Major1995: Lieutenant Colonel1996: Director2000: Asst Commissioner: Mpumalanga Province2006: Asst Commissioner: Northern Cape2010: Asst Commissioner: Free State Province2011: Provincial Commissioner: Free State Province Lieutenant General2013: Deputy National Commissioner: Policing2016: Divisional Commissioner: Protection And Security Services

 

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