Msimanga to meet new police commissioner to ‘professionalise police’

DA Gauteng Premier candidate, Solly Msimanga, briefs media about the DA's stance on e-tolls at their headquarters in Bruma, Johannesburg, 17 January 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

DA Gauteng Premier candidate, Solly Msimanga, briefs media about the DA's stance on e-tolls at their headquarters in Bruma, Johannesburg, 17 January 2019. Picture: Neil McCartney

The premier candidate and MP John Moodley will meet with Lieutenant General Elias Mawela to propose their suggestions for fighting crime.

DA premier candidate Solly Msimanga and MP John Moodley will meet with newly appointed Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela on Wednesday, to propose the professionalising of the police service.

The pair will meet with Mawela at provincial police headquarters in Johannesburg to engage with him on their plans to fight crime. Their plans include rooting out corruption, improving police response time, and professionalising the police force in order to see a reduction in crime in the province.

Mawela, 51, was appointed by Police Minister Bheki Cele in last month. He is a seasoned police officer who has led positions such as the divisional commissioner of the Operational Response Service as well as head of the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure in the police force.

He succeeded Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange, who resigned in October last year.

(Compiled by Gopolang Chawane)

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