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Petros in talks about his future

2013-08-01 15:17

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.

Comments
  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-08-01 15:28

    The sangoma guy?

      Heidie van Dyk - 2013-08-01 15:49

      Yea, that breakin scared the crap out of him. hehehe

  • Dpm Mogagabe - 2013-08-01 15:50

    It is alleged that he joined the police in 1995 and he is now a lt-General. He has certainly skipped some ranks. What amazing most is for senior police officers to be hired on contracts. This is very dangerous because they know top police secrets and that information might end up in wrong hands.

      George Wood - 2013-08-01 16:18

      Card carrying cadres of the ANC pass out of the SAPS Academy with the rank of Colonel! So he's actually a bit slow!

  • Erich Goosen - 2013-08-01 16:08

    I think the General will first have to consult his ancestoral spirits (the one that smells like a wet dog) before he will be able to make a decision.

      Tebogo Dipico - 2013-08-01 16:44

      You must have ample time that side, just to log on and insult yoh....

  • Patty Gaby - 2013-08-01 16:42

    LET HIM COME BACK TO WC HE DOESNT HAVE TO CALL UPON A SANGOMA HERE BECAUSE WE WILL SURELY PRAY FOR HIM.HIS SABGOMA WILL RUN AWAY IN WC !

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-08-01 16:57

    why is he leaving?.

  • Danita Renecle - 2013-08-01 17:40

    Dianna Kohler Barnard Shadow minister of Police holds him in high esteem. Whenever she had a question, he apparently responded within an hour. His towards the police who pulled Winnie's envoy of the road is about the only questionable thing he has done. We will never know who instructed him from the top as some people are more equal than others. The denial above seems as if nobody at the top knew his contract has come to an end. "We deal only in August what is happening in August"

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