I do not need someone to speak for me - acting police commissioner

2015-11-18 16:36
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Cape Town – Acting national police commissioner Johannes Khomotso Phahlane does not need anyone to speak on his behalf, he told Parliament on Wednesday.

Presenting a proposal for a new management structure to Parliament’s police committee on Wednesday, Phahlane said at present the head of communications reports directly to the national commissioner.

Instead, a post of head of communication, liaison and marketing has been suggested, reporting to a national head of management advisory services.

Phahlane said the proposal is an improvement on the one signed in 2014 by suspended national police commissioner Riah Phiyega.

"In the current structure, we have a lieutenant general responsible for communications. I’m saying I can do without someone to speak on my behalf, a lieutenant general solely responsible to speak on my behalf."

He said he was attempting to ensure accountability and to consolidate authority at all levels.

Phahlane told Parliament the new structure, which increases deputy national commissioners and component heads, would not be top heavy.

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