Petros in talks about his future

2013-08-01 15:17
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Johannesburg - Police denied on Thursday that controversial Gauteng provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros had quit.

Spokesperson Solomon Makgale said that Petros's contract ended mid-August, adding that he was still in talks with national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

"We wish to highlight that Lieutenant General Petros has not resigned," said Makgale.

EWN reported earlier that Petros would leave his position when his contract ends on 15 August. He reportedly made the announcement during a police function at Mogale City on Wednesday night.

"Lieutenant General Petros and the national commissioner General Riah Phiyega are in discussions about his contract and other matters. General Riah Phiyega will make an announcement in this regard in the near future," said Makgale.

Petros served as provincial commissioner of the Western Cape for seven years and has held his current position in Gauteng for almost three years.

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