General Tommy Mthombeni Appointed New Gauteng Top Cop

General Tommy Mthombeni Appointed New Gauteng Top Cop

  • Gauteng has a new South African Police Service's top cop after General Tommy Mthombeni was promoted to the position of police commissioner
  • Mthombeni was appointed after Elias Mawela retired in January this year, and he outlined some of the steps he will take to curb crime
  • South Africans called on him to fight crime seriously, and others were not happy about his appointment

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The South African Police Service has appointed Tommy Mthombeni as Gauteng's new commissioner
Tommy Mthombeni, seen here with Fannie Masemola and Faith Mazibuko, is Gauteng's new top cop. Images: South African Police Service
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GAUTENG– The South African Police Service in Gauteng officially appointed General Tommy Mthombeni as the top cop in the province. He hit the ground running and shared how he would take over the province's force.

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SAPS appoints new Gauteng commissioner

According to eNCA, Fannie Masemola, the national commissioner, announced the appointment after Elias Mawela retired a month ago. Mthombeni has been acting as a provincial and is now a Lieutenant General. Mthombeni pointed out that he will focus on serious, violent, organised crimes and uprooting corruption in the SAPS. He will also be focusing on drug abuse and gender-based violence.

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South Africans not pleased with the appointment

Netizens on Facebook reacted negatively to the appointment.

Freeze Sphamandla:

"But he was supposed to retire."

Ricky Fakier:

"Another fool."

Eugene Rosant:

"A token clown."

Banqobile Tlaleng Mofokeng added:

"Hurry up and come to Ratanda tomorrow morning because the situation is bad."

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A report from 2022 revealed that these officers allegedly committed a range of criminal offences, including murder, theft and assault, among others.

South Africans wanted to know why these officers were still employed in law enforcement.

Source: Briefly News

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