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Senior police appointments to be announced

Former head of Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli was relieved of his duties in January after being on paid suspension for about six years.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole hold a press briefing on a significant breakthrough on corruption within the prison and Home Affairs environment. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

PRETORIA – Police Minister Bheki Cele and National Commissioner Khehla Sitole are scheduled to announce several senior appointments on Thursday, including the new head of Crime Intelligence.

Former Minister Fikile Mbalula announced the search for permanent divisional commissioners earlier this year, saying it was needed to bring stability to the service.

Former head of Crime Intelligence head Richard Mdluli was relieved of his duties in January after being on paid suspension for about six years.

His departure has paved the way for a permanent head of the critical unit which has been dogged by endless controversy.

Sitole is also expected to announce the new divisional commissioners of detective services, as well as protection and security services.

A new Free State commissioner will also be revealed.