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popcruIOL News reports that the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Thursday reacted to the appointment of General Khehla John Sitole as the new national police commissioner.  

His appointment, with immediate effect, was announced on Wednesday by the Presidency.  Popcru in a statement said “inconsistencies” over the years and the many changes that have taken place in respect of the position of national police commissioner have had a negative impact on policing.  It went on to spell out issues hampering the force, including that there were no approved national and provincial structures and that the SA Police Service (SAPS) was operating in silos.  The union added that the SAPS needed to urgently review its entire organisational structure as it was currently bloated, with a lot of duplicated positions.  Popcru concluded that it could only be “at such time when the newly appointed national police commissioner spells out his vision for the service that a determination can be made as to whether he would be the right person for taking the police forward or otherwise."

  • Read this report IOL News
  • See too, Mixed reaction to new police chief, at IOL News
  • And also, New top cop says he ‘won’t be a puppet’, at The Citizen
  • As well as, It took 22 years to give SAPS top job to a career cop, at TimesLive

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