Phiyega names acting intelligence chief

2012-06-26 16:12

Johannesburg - Major General Chris Ngcobo has been appointed acting intelligence head until issues around Richard Mdluli are resolved.

"This acting appointment is aimed at bringing stability in the police intelligence environment," newly-appointed national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ngcobo's full title would be acting divisional commissioner for crime intelligence and protection and security services.

He stands in for Lieutenant General Mdluli who has been suspended.

Mdluli may not do police work under an interim order by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, which allows for a review of why charges of murder and fraud he had faced were withdrawn.

The police also say they served him with a notice of intention to suspend, but he has disputed this in the Labour Court.

The Labour Court stayed judgment on Monday pending resolution of the Pretoria order.

Phiyega said: "[Major]General Ngcobo brings to the acting role good experience in the service, having served for 17 years in the protection services and intelligence areas."

He joined the service in 1994 and has been promoted through various ranks. He had often been recognised for "excellence in his work", receiving numerous medals.

With his "grasp of management values and undercover experience", Ngcobo would seek to restore the reputation of crime intelligence activities.

"We congratulate [him] on his new acting role and look forward to his contributions towards the attainment of the safety and security of South Africa's citizens," she said.

According to its website, the police's crime intelligence division is responsible for managing information gathering, centralised and integrated intelligence management, co-ordination and analysis.

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-06-26 16:43

    Another corrupt just got a return ticket to board the gravy train.

      gerhard.muller.988 - 2012-06-26 16:45

      And the one he replaces will just get redeployed.

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-26 16:54

    The rate that people are turned around in this government reminds of a Roulette wheel spinning away at the expense of the poor taxpayers while the only winners is the sacked ones given golden handshakes .

  • mtlhavanirecksons - 2012-06-26 16:54

    17 yrs experience in policing, that shud hav bin the person considered 4 commisioner atleast!

      chequ.checked - 2012-07-03 16:24

      Could he possibly be the one getting rid of the corrupt MECs or was he brought in to make these corruptions unseen...Where are the days when people gain merit based on performance and not corruption. My bad, our chiefs got no head to know the difference....

  • Frans Lethoko - 2012-06-26 17:02

    He sound a good replacement,lets take him and move forward

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-26 17:31

      Ya anything to keep the expenditures up..

  • SM1012 - 2012-06-26 17:09

    I'm impressed with then way Riah Phiyega conduct and professionalism. With her private sector experience, all these lazy SAPS mentality will be a HISTORY. I use to work with her while I was at ABSA, very assertive and good ethical manners in her tasks. GOOD LUCK Mme-Phiyega.

  • gail.welman - 2012-06-26 17:15

    Congratulations to the Major General Ngcobo - all the general public asks for is honesty and integrity and he gets my vote

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-26 17:29

      Gail you are well informed. I've never heard of this man was he under cover or promoted recently?

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