How new top cop plans to restore South Africans' confidence in police

Newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole says he plans to restore South Africans' confidence in Saps through a community policing strategy and hopes to build a united team in order to meet these expectations.

Sitole was officially appointed after accepting the Sword of Command in Pretoria on Monday at a ceremony officiated by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula.

He says he will only work to fix what is broken in the organisation.

The organisation is facing some difficulties....We want to correct or face what we call leadership challenges. It requires a strong collective leadership. One of my priorities is to build a united team in order to meet the expectations of the community.

General Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner

We have got the communities, their confidence has dropped a little bit so one needs to bring that confidence back but you can't bring that confidence back without involving them.

General Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner

Sitole says he will not involve himself in politics.

Policing itself is a subject that focuses on the safety of the country, clearing society of criminals and I have no role in politics, I do have a political executive who will do that.

General Khehla Sitole, National Police Commissioner

Click on the link below to listen to more from the newly appointed commissioner....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

In 2013 researchers announced the 'Hypatia' stone found in the south-west of Egypt, was most certainly not from Earth.

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

The Institute of Race Relations explains the confusion around the proposed amendment to Section 25 and how this affects property.

State Capture inquiry could be 'never-ending' if broadened - Karima Brown

State Capture inquiry could be 'never-ending' if broadened - Karima Brown

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called for a broadening of the scope of the investigation into state capture.

"Sithole tainted by the way Zuma appointed him" - Corruption Watch

"Sithole tainted by the way Zuma appointed him" - Corruption Watch

David Lewis, of Corruption Watch shares his view on General Khehla John Sitole appointment as the new SAPS National Commissioner.

"Sithole's administrative background will aid his role as police commissioner"

"Sithole's administrative background will aid his role as police commissioner"

Insitute for Security Studies Gareth Newham looks at newly appointed National Police Commissioner Lt-General Khehla Sithole.

Zuma appoints "career policeman" for top job

Zuma appoints "career policeman" for top job

EWN Reporter Mandy Wiener says new police commissioner, General Khehla Sitole isn't involved in politics and corruption.

Popular articles
Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Investigative Journalist at Amabhungane Susan Comrie says the advance payment was from a totally different contract.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] A woman gives birth...in a moving car

[WATCH] A woman gives birth...in a moving car

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.