The Western Cape has a new acting police commissioner, Thembisile Patekile.
Patekile replaced commissioner Yolisa Mokgabudi (formerly Matakata) who has been in the top job for just over a year before she was suddenly removed.
She’s expected to assume duties as Acting Divisional Commissioner: Crime Intelligence.
Patekile comes from Port Elizabeth where he was appointed as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality District Commissioner in 2018.
Patekile said one of his main objectives is to remove illegal firearms from the streets and build partnerships with communities.