Top cop threatens to fire staff

2012-03-11 14:38

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.

Read more on:    sap  |  nhlanhla mkhwanazi  |  security

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


China's air pollution at doomsday levels

China has long been struggling with air pollution issues but just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse – it has.



Moving short film on ivory trade
10 Tips for Greener Shopping
How safe are your baby products?
5 maps that will change the way you see the world

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The pace may be slow today and you may struggle to get things off the ground level, but it is important to focus on the more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.