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Questions being asked about Mondli Zuma's appointment

EWN is in possession of a document showing that Zuma has been appointed provincial police commissioner.

Gauteng's new Provincial Police Commissioner Bethuel Zuma. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN
Riah Phiyega,Riah Phiyega suspended,Khomotso Phahlane,Bethuel Mondli Zuma
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JOHANNESBURG – Questions are being asked about the appointment of Mondli Zuma as Mpumalanga’s Police Commissioner.

Zuma was facing a number of charges in 2008 but a court withdrew them.
 
However, he still faces a criminal charge for losing his service firearm under suspicious circumstances in august last year.

Eyewitness News is in possession of a document from the South African police Services Human Resource department, showing that Zuma has been appointed provincial commissioner of Mpumalanga.

Zuma made headlines in august 2013, when he was appointed Gauteng provincial commissioner but was axed just hours later, when details of criminal charges pending against him emerged.

Suspended national commissioner Riah Phiyega received criticism, with opposition parties saying she failed to properly check Zuma’s background before appointing him.

National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane’s spokesperson, Hangwani Mulaudzi said, “For now we’re not going to make any announcements until such time that the national commissioner has done that.”

The document further says Zuma will begin his new role tomorrow. Zuma headed the investigation into the president’s Nkandla home.

Zuma was charged with drunk driving, escaping from custody and defeating the ends of justice, among other charges, in December 2008 in Pietermaritzburg.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Pietermaritzburgs Magistrate Court withdrew charges of driving under the influence and defeating the ends of justice in December 2013.

The document reportedly from the South African Police Service’s Human Resource department:

A document reportedly from the SAPS HR department showing that Lieutenant General Bethuel Zuma has been appointed provincial commissioner of Mpumalanga.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)


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