July unrest: KZN police commissioner didn't want to work with army, Mapisa-Nqakula says

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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
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Former Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has described how the KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner's "immaturity" and "ego" led to the army being deprived of information during the July unrest.  

Mapisa-Nqakula, who is currently the Speaker of Parliament, told the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) investigation into the July unrest that KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi didn't want to cooperate with the army deployed in the province. 

Mkhwanazi was supposed to give testimony on Monday, but it was postponed because of time constraints.  

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