Mbalula urged to make Head of Hawks shortlist public
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has been urged to make the shortlist of candidates for the position of head of the Hawks public.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has been urged to make the shortlist of candidates for the position of head of the Directorate of Priority Crime Investigation in South Africa public.
The Police Minister has gone on record saying that he was finalising the appointment process.
Zakhele Mbhele, the Democratic Alliance’s Shadow Minister of Police has urged Mbalula to make the short list public in order to ensure that the process is transparent and independent.
Mbhele pointed out that President Jacob Zuma’s appointment of a new permanent National Police Commissioner has continued a pattern “failing to elevate uncompromised candidates” for positions of power. The DA Shadow Police Minister added that the newly-appointed National Police Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Kehla Sitole, had provided former African Union Chairperson Nkozana Dlamini-Zuma with a blue-light brigade for her ANC presidential campaign.
Mbhele urged Mbalula to release the names and make the process of choosing the new leader of the Hawks as transparent as possible, and restore the South African people’s faith in the domestic security services.