Categories Business Tech World Cyril Ramaphosa hunts top agent Post author By vanirexodus Post date February 28, 2022 No Comments on Cyril Ramaphosa hunts top agent President Cyril Ramaphosa is looking for a top new agent, and there’s no telling when he – or she – will land in one of the most career-limiting jobs in the country. At stake is the position of the new National Police Commissioner after Khehla Sitole’s ouster – and the position comes with a heavy history that could be difficult to fill. Eldred de Klerk, police expert and director and senior staff member of the African Center for Security and Intelligence Praxis, said the problems facing the South African police force are deep-seated and systemic. De Klerk said… President Cyril Ramaphosa is looking for a top new agent, and there’s no telling when he – or she – will land in one of the most career-limiting jobs in the country. At stake is the position of the new National Police Commissioner after Khehla Sitole’s ouster – and the position comes with a heavy history that could be difficult to fill. Eldred de Klerk, police expert and director and senior staff member of the African Center for Security and Intelligence Praxis, said the problems facing the South African police force are deep-seated and systemic. De Klerk said the police had no doctrine and no vision. He said that even if the president replaced the national commissioner tomorrow, it wouldn’t change the problems within the system “and there was nothing wrong with taking our time to appoint a person who could lead in a good way.” give,” said De Klerk. He said the stability of the SA Police Service (juice) lay in competent station commanders across the country. ALSO READ: National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole resigns He also said that the task of true leadership at the national level is twofold: it is functional management and it is about appointing competent members to do their jobs. “Leadership is what we don’t have, what is supposed to be publicly inspired leaders, people who understand that the Saps are part of those vital institutions that are supposed to solve the country’s development problems.” Speaking at the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster’s post-State of the Nation Address (Sona) media briefing yesterday, Police Minister Bheki Cele said he would not answer questions about Sitole, as the new appointment was up to the president. De Klerk said credit should be given to Sitole for “falling on his sword”. He said that at one point Sitole seemed to want to resist and hold onto his position. “It is a good thing that he has accepted President Ramaphosa’s decision, and we celebrate that,” he said. Political analyst Levy Ndou said the politicization of the police was the real problem and the department would never have a suitable candidate if they continued to hire people with political connections. “What she [the police] What you need to do is to look for a person who has all the qualities and experience in police work. All the other people who have been appointed in the past have never had any experience with the police, so the police are in ruins,” he said. “They need to identify a person who is in the system who can handle police cases. if [the country’s leaders] keep hiring “people without skills and police background, there will never be positive movement within that department”. President Ramaphosa said in his Sona that the cabinet should take overall responsibility for the unrest in July following the publication of the expert report. t According to the report, there was no doubt that the police lacked sufficient capacity to stop the violence. It said the Saps Public Order Police Department had never filled its entire workforce. The units were centralized and not distributed among police stations. Here’s the thin blue line at the top: 1995 – 2000 General JG Fivaz2000 – 2009 General JS Selebi, jailed2009 – 2011 General BH Cele, fired2011 – 2012 Lieutenant General NS Mkhwanazi, Acting2012 – 2015 General MV Phiyega, suspended until end of contract2015 – 2017 Lieutenant General KJ Phahlane, discharged2017 – 2017 Lieutenant General L Mothiba, Acting2017 – 2022 General KJ Sitole, fired † [email protected] Vanir-exodus.co.za ← Ukraine ‘stops’ Africans crossing border → Education: the basics are the key, says expert Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.