New appointments have been announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele

New appointments have been announced by Police Minister Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele has made several new key appointments to the police service.

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Major General Anthony Jacobs has been appointed as head of Crime Intelligence, Major General Tebelo Mosikili as head of detective services, Major General Sam Shitlabane as head of Protection and Security Services, and Major General Moeketsi Sempe as Free State Provincial Commissioner.

Jacobs (also known as Peter) is the current head of Crime Intelligence in the Western Cape.

Major-General Jeremy Vearey approached the Labour Court in 2016 claiming that they were unfairly demoted.

Jacobs worked as the Western Cape crime intelligence head and was demoted to Wynberg Cluster Commander, while Vearey was the deputy provincial commissioner for detective services and he was demoted to Cape Town Central Cluster commander.

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The men were reinstated in August by the Labour Court.

The new Protection and Security Services head, Shitlabane, is currently the heard of Gauteng’s Protection and Security Services.

Shitlabane was listed on a 'hit list' of senior officers to be 'dealt with' in 2014. Which lead to the belief of a possible removal of former Umkhonto weSizwe cadres from the police service and he was in charge of the presidential bodyguard during Nelson Mandela's presidency.

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