Police Commissioner in Hot Water as Ramaphosa Considers Inquiry

Police Commissioner in Hot Water as Ramaphosa Considers Inquiry

- Police Minister Bheki Cele has reportedly written to the President about an inquiry into Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole

- President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson confirmed that Cele wants an inquiry into Sitole

- It has been reported that Ramaphosa is gathering all necessary information to see if an inquiry should be launched

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking many things into consideration with regards to suspending Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole. This follows Police Minister Bheki Cele writing to Ramaphosa about Sitole.

Reports say that Cele's asked for an inquiry to establish whether or not Sitole is fit to hold office. Information is now being gathered about the situation for Ramaphosa to be able to make an informed decision.

Sitole came under-fire after he and his deputies did not provide declassified documents to the Independent Police Directorate (Ipid) which were needed to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption.

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Police Commissioner in hot water as Ramaphosa considers suspension
President Cyril Ramaphosa is reportedly gathering all the info needed to launch an inquiry into Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole after Police Minister Bheki Cele wrote to him. Image: GCIS
Source: UGC

Speaking to Sunday World, Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale confirmed Cele's want for an inquiry into Sitole. TimesLive reported that if the inquiry was launched into Sitole, he would become the third Police Commissioner to go through the process.

In other political news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could be impeached. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone revealed in a statement that she supported the findings by an independent review panel.

The findings suggest that there is a prima facie case (a case accepted as correct until proven otherwise) for parliament to institute the removal proceedings against Mkhwebane in terms of misconduct.

Mazzone added that they are pleased with the findings and further urged Parliament to institute the removal proceedings without delay. EWN reported that the panel was tasked with looking into whether or not the public protector should face a full inquiry.

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The panel found that Mkhwebane's failure to reveal meetings with former president Jacob Zuma and the State Security Agency were grounds for misconduct, adding that she had displayed non-compliance in a number of investigations.

Staying with political news, Briefly.co.za also reported that the Jacob Zuma Foundation released a statement about the Zondo Commission. The former president's daughter, Duduzile Zuma-Sambudla, shared an image of the statement to Twitter.

The statement accused Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of 'abusing' his position by instructing his subordinates to 'bend the laws' of the country. The statement continued to speak on Zondo:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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