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Mon Sep 26 21:05:38 SAST 2016

Gauteng police commissioner 'redeployed'

Ahmed Areff and Mpho Raborife | 16 January, 2016 11:53
National police boss Riah Phiyega congratulates Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba on his appointment as Gauteng's new provincial commissioner. Mothiba has been redeployed to a new management intervention unit in the SA Police Service's head office, the Hawks confirmed on Saturday 16 January 2016.
Image by: DANIEL BORN

Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba has been redeployed to a new management intervention unit in the SA Police Service's head office, the Hawks confirmed on Saturday.

"He has been redeployed, and will be at the intervention unit. He will be responsible for the assessment of the SAPS," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

"[Soweto cluster commander] Major-General Eric Nkuna will be acting in that position [of Gauteng police commissioner]."

The Democratic Alliance expressed concern over the "sudden decision" regarding Mothiba. 

"While the move may be regarded as a step up for Mothiba, the fact that the appointment of his replacement, Major General Eric Nkuna, is on an acting basis, creates the impression that the shift was politically motivated," DA MPL Kate Lorimer said in a statement.

She said Mothiba was a career policeman who had dedicated more than 30 years of his life to the police force, and his absence would be felt by every policing structure in the province.

Source: News24

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