South Africans now wait to see who will fill the position of national police commissioner. President Cyril Ramaphosa fired Khehla Sitole on Friday, saying it's is in the best interests of the country. Opposition parties have welcomed this move, saying it's long overdue. #eNCA speaks to civil rights organisation, Action Society's Director for Community Safety, Ian Cameron. #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The DA has welcomed the dismissal of Khehla Sitole as national police commissioner.
However, the party's Andrew Whitfield says President Ramaphosa must disclose the reasons behind Sitole's sacking.
He says the public deserves to know whether he received a golden handshake.
The DA says Police Minister Bheki Cele must also be fired if the President is serious about rebuilding trust and credibility in the police.
The Freedom Front Plus agrees, saying Ramaphosa ought to remove Cele.
The DA says the tit-for-tat political spat between Cele and Sitole has rendered the SAPS ungovernable.
The opposition party is calling for a complete overhaul of the police top brass.
National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole has been fired. Sitole's last day in office will be 31 March. But what does this mean for the SAPS? Crime analyst Chris de Kock unpacks this. #DStv403