- The Independent Police Investigative Directorate has a new acting head following the appointment of Patrick Setshedi
- Setshedi was appointed by Police Minister Bheki Cele and he'll serve for a period of two months
- The Ministry of Police requested a two-month extension to finalise the placement of the permanent candidate in the position
Police Minister Bheki Cele has appointed Patrick Setshedi as executive director at the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID).
Setshedi will serve as acting head for a period of two months until the end of April.
Setshedi's predecessor Victor Ofentse Senna's contract came to an end, which necessitated the new appointment.
However, the Ministry of Police requested a two-month extension, which resulted in Setshedi's interim placement.
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said, "The process to recruit and appoint a new Executive Director led to the request by the Ministry of Police to extend the deadline, and the Portfolio Committee on Police acceded to a two-month extension."
News24.com reported that Cele thanked Senna for his service over the previous 12 months.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Cape Town mayor, Dan Plato, feels that Police Minister Bheki Cele was in the wrong with his comments about police in the city.
Cele reportedly labelled the group of Capetonian cops as thugs and Plato felt the comments were disrespectful.
Plato proceeded to request an apology from the outspoken minister.
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