EDITORIAL | Unqualified and clueless, police chief must cop it for July riots disaster

The time for making SA’s top cop a political appointment is over, and if that means Khehla Sitole must go, so be it

02 December 2021 - 20:29

Gen Khehla Sitole’s performance at the SA Human Rights Commission’s inquest into July’s deadly “failed insurrection” has thrust the spotlight on the already under-fire national police commissioner.

It was concerning that he failed to recall the number of people killed in Phoenix, Durban, during the riots — a troubling memory lapse given the intense, often racially driven violence that took place. It was 36...

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