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presidencyNews24 reports that the Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa has informed National Commissioner of Police, General Khehla Sitole, of his intention to suspend him and invited Sitole to make representations as to why the president should not go ahead with the suspension.

According to the Presidency, Ramaphosa wrote to Sitole on 20 September and informed him that the impending suspension was in relation to "allegations of the failure by the commissioner to assist the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)" in its investigations into the controversial procurement of a spying device known as a grabber. "These allegations emerged publicly and became the subject of a finding by Judge Norman Davis in the Pretoria High Court," the Presidency’s statement indicated. A scathing judgment in January by Judge Norman Davis in the Gauteng North High Court found that Sitole and his two deputies, Francinah Vuma and Lebeoana Tsumani, had placed the interests of the ANC ahead of those of the country. Davis ruled that the three had effectively blocked a string of corruption investigations that were spearheaded by the IPID. Sitole, who was given 14 days to respond to the notice, has already made representations as to why the suspension should not be instituted.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Juniour Khumalo at News24

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