ANC STATEMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW NATIONAL POLICE COMMISSIONER
The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes the appointment of Lieutenant General Sehlahle Fannie Masemola as the country’s new National Police Commissioner.
In its election manifesto, the ANC identified fighting crime as one of its top priorities. President Cyril Ramaphosa during the State of the Nation Address also pronounced on the seriousness and commitment of his administration to prioritise and fight crime..
With Lieutenant General Masemola at the helm of the Police, we believe that the South African Police Service will be able to discharge its obligations with vigour and determination and restore confidence and trust between members of the SAPS and communities they serve.
The ANC believes that the vulnerable in our society, including the disabled, women and children will enjoy the best of state protection against predators of Gender-based violence and all other forms of crime.
The ANC wishes Lieutenant General Masemola well in his new responsibilities and call on society to work with the new commissioner and police in the fight against crime.
Working together we can win the fight against crime and corruption.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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