Presidency confirms Sitole suspension

Presidency confirms Sitole suspension

A board of inquiry is being set up to look into the national police commissioner’s alleged misconduct and fitness to hold office.

Presidency confirms Khehla Sitole suspension
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The Presidency on Thursday confirmed reports Khehla Sitole has been served with a notice to suspend him.

Earlier this year, the North Gauteng High Court found that Sitole and his two deputies failed in their duties by not handing over documents to police watchdog, IPID for its corruption investigation.

"These allegations emerged publicly and became the subject of a finding by Judge Norman Davis in the Pretoria High Court," says acting Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale.

"The president has indicated to the national commissioner that the issues arising from the High Court judgment are serious.”

Seale says Ramaphosa wrote to Sitole last month and gave him 14 days to make representations.

Seale say he has since submitted his representations.


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