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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Daily Maverick by Caryn Dolley.]

Factionalism and infighting in the police have claimed more scalps, with big changes in KwaZulu-Natal and a shake-up on the cards for the country’s most gang-ravaged province, the Western Cape.

KwaZulu-Natal is again without a permanent police leader and the Western Cape’s policing head has been approached to fill this position in the latest round of chess-like manoeuvres to shake up the police service.

National police commissioner Khehla Sitole on Tuesday 2 July announced that he had consulted with Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khombinkosi Jula, who is currently on leave, to take up the post of heading up KwaZulu-Natal’s police.

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