Top cop threatens to fire staff
Johannesburg - The acting national police commissioner has threatened to fire his internal audit team if they refuse to reveal who leaked a confidential document to the press, the Sunday Times reported.
"I will charge that person criminally because the document is classified. So the entire staff of internal audit are most likely going to be fired," lieutenant general Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi was quoted by the paper as saying.
According to the draft performance audit report 27 329 police officers on active duty had failed their firearm proficiency tests. Another 55 429 members, including active reservists, still had to be trained to comply with the regulations of the Firearms Control Act.
"The entire [internal audit] staff will have to explain. If they can't explain and can't tell me who did it, all of them will be gone before the end of this financial year," he told the Sunday Times.
Mkhwanazi intended meeting with the nine provincial police commissioners to compare the number of officers they had recorded failing the firearms test, with the numbers contained in the audit.