Zuma announces new SA top cop Lesetja Mothiba

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as the Acting National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), with immediate effect.

The Presidency says the acting tenure of Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane came to an end today, 01 June 2017.

The president has thanked Lt-Gen Phahlane for the leadership of the Police during his acting tenure.

"Lt-General Mothiba is currently the SAPS Divisional Head of the Management Intervention Unit."

President Zuma has congratulated the new acting commissioner and wishes him all the success in his new responsibility.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is currently holding a briefing in Cape Town on the change of guard in the SAPS.

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