5 things you may not know about the new police commissioner

2017-11-23 06:08
President Jacob Zuma with the newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole. (GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma with the newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole. (GCIS)

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Johannesburg – While much has been said about newly-appointed national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole, there are a few facts that people may not know.

Sitole is well known in police ranks and has been lauded for his experience in operational policing.

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However, here are a few facts that may not be that well known:

- He has been a long-standing member of the police service, joining over 30 years ago in 1986;

- In 2013, disgraced former police commissioner Riah Phiyega appointed him deputy commissioner for policing operations;

- He has attended advanced management development programmes;

- He has also attended advanced financial management programmes and

- He has held several senior positions, including that of provincial commissioner in the Free State.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula with National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole and President Jacob Zuma. (GCIS) 

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