Reuters logo
South Africa's Zuma appoints new acting police commissioner
June 1, 2017 / 3:41 PM / 6 months ago

South Africa's Zuma appoints new acting police commissioner

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa appointed Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba as acting national police commissioner, the presidency said in on Thursday, after the contract of previous acting head ended.

South Africa has been without a permanent head of police since President Jacob Zuma suspended Riah Phiyega in 2015 pending an investigation into her role in the 2012 killing of 34 miners by officers during a violent wildcat strike over pay in Marikana on the platinum belt.

Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below