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sapsBusinessLive reports that newly appointed national police commissioner Lt-Gen Khehla Sitole has promised to introduce lifestyle audits on members of the police force as part of sweeping reforms.  

He announced this at his debut appearance in Parliament before the standing committee on public accounts.  Sitole’s announcement of lifestyle audits came with his concession that the SA Police Service (SAPS) had failed to suspend or dismiss Brig Leonora Phetle after it had emerged she had authorised unwarranted vetting for officers and received a suspicious payment of R50,000.  Sitole indicated:  "If we don’t have vetting and ... lifestyle audits, [this] ... can actually taint the security clearance process and can potentially allow for corruption to take root.”  Police committee chairman Francois Beukman urged Sitole to ensure that all SAPS officers went through clearance and high-ranking officers underwent lifestyle audits.  The circumstances around Pat Mokushane’s appointment as acting crime intelligence boss without proper clearance was in the works at SAPS, Sitole told MPs.  

  • Read this report by Khulekani Magubane in full at BusinessLive
  • See too, Twenty-two senior crime intelligence officials without top secret clearance, at News24

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