Top cop Mothiba to personally take charge of crime intelligence unit

It emerged on Monday that acting National Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba had terminated Major General Pat Mokushane’s acting role at the division.

FILE: Acting National Commissioner of Police Lesetja Mothiba. Picture: GCIS

PRETORIA – Acting National Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba’s office has officially confirmed that he will personally take control of managing crime intelligence.

It emerged on Monday that Mothiba had terminated Major General Pat Mokushane’s acting role at the division.

The decision follows numerous reports that Mokushane did not have a proper security clearance, has a criminal record and allegedly dipped into the unit’s slush fund.

The police’s Sally de Beer says that Mothiba made the decision in the best interests of the police.

“Lieutenant General Mothiba has deemed it expedient and in the interest of service delivery to personally oversee the functions of the crime intelligence division. This arrangement has already come into effect and will remain in place until further notice.”

De Beer says Mokushane will return to his permanent post in the Northern Cape.

She thanked him for his contribution over the past few months.