South African Police Service denies Petros has resigned
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THE South African Police Service (SAPS) has moved to dispel fear about the uncertain future of Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Mzwandile Petros, saying reports that he has resigned are untrue. SAPS head of communications Lt-Gen Solomon Makgale confirmed that Lt-Gen Petros announced during a session with senior staff at a function at Mogale City on Wednesday night that his contract with the SAPS was about to end. "We wish to highlight that Lt-Gen Petros has not resigned," Mr Makgale said.
“We wish to highlight that Lt-Gen Petros has not resigned,”
He said it was true that the contract as Gauteng provincial commissioner would come to an end on August 15, but Lt-Gen Petros and national commissioner Riah Phiyega were in discussions about his contract and other matters. "Gen Riah Phiyega will make an announcement in this regard in the near future," he said.
“Gen Riah Phiyega will make an announcement in this regard in the near future,”
Lt-Gen Petros served as provincial commissioner of the Western Cape for seven years and has been in the same position in Gauteng for almost three years. Thapelo Moiloa, spokesperson for community safety MEC Nonhlanhla Mazibuko, said the province was aware of the situation and would be able to comment once Lt-Gen Petros and Ms Mazibuko had met.
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